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Nicole Johnson is the new president of Allete Clean Energy.
The transmission line is aimed at bolstering grid reliability as renewable energy replaces traditional coal-fired plants. It was one of 18 projects approved by the region's grid operator Monday.
If approved, typical residential consumers would see an electrical rate increase of $180 a year; and $660 more a year for small businesses.
From the column: "We are particularly sensitive to the impacts on our customers of any request to raise rates. As evidence of this sensitivity, this request was just our fourth in 25 years."
Raptor Research Project experts report that falcon chicks atop power plant stacks are "well-fed, healthy and nearly ready to take flight."
From the column: "This will take time, but I do believe it is possible with the help of voices in our region and in communities around the country. We need to start working now, with big and small steps, to move in this direction."

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Utility companies working to restore electricity; National Weather Service unsure, yet, whether a tornado touched down
The plan should instead follow Xcel and Great River Energy by planning the future around renewables and storage.
In comments made to state regulator, the Department of Commerce and Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison had vastly different suggestions for the Duluth-based utility's transition away from coal.

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