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Letter to the editor: Minnesota Power proposes huge rate increase

Minnesota Power recently informed its customers of a proposed rate increase. While the overall average increase is proposed to be 9.5 percent, the increase for those using electricity to heat your homes via the dual fuel program in the winter is ...

Minnesota Power recently informed its customers of a proposed rate increase.

While the overall average increase is proposed to be 9.5 percent, the increase for those using electricity to heat your homes via the dual fuel program in the winter is a whopping 62 percent. Those who use dual fuel have their electric switched off during peak usage and turned on when electric cost are lowest and yet are having rates increased at by far the greatest percentage of any category of Minnesota Power usage.

It's not too late to do something about this as the Minnesota Public Utility Commission has only given a temporary approval of this rate increase until hearings are held.

Watch your local paper for hearing dates (or contact Minnesota Power) or write directly to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission at: 121 Seventh Place East, Suite 350 St, Paul, MN 55101-2147 . Or you can e-mail consumer.puc@state.mn.us with your comments. You may also write to Administrative Law Judge Bruce H. Johnson, Office of administrative Hearings, PO Box 64620, St. Paul, MN 55164-0620.

Be sure to reference MPUC Docket No. E-015/GR-08-415 in all correspondence.

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Andy Froelich

Park Rapids

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