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Minnesota utility is investing in electric vehicle charging

Dec. 1, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A municipal power utility recently announced one of the largest ever investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Greater Minnesota. The nonprofit Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) plans to install 17 DC (direct current) fast chargers and 68 Level 2 chargers...

Minnesota school district may monitor students’ online posts

Nov. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the summer of 2017, Minnetonka Public Schools Superintendent Dennis Peterson attended a conference in Baltimore put on by the Education Research and Development Institute, a for-profit company that connects education technology businesses with school administrators. While in...

Future of Arizona nuclear plant may see hydrogen production

Nov. 2, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Managers of a three-reactor nuclear plant that went online in the 1980s are exploring whether production of hydrogen gas will be part of its future. An idea being explored for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is to use seasonally surplus electricity from the plant located in the...

Minnesota seeking a simpler way to finance energy efficiency

Nov. 2, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis renters and homeowners could soon have a new option to pay for energy efficiency projects without having to worry about recouping all of the benefits before their next move. CenterPoint Energy says it is open to trying out an "inclusive financing" program that would let...

North Dakota Gov. Burgum says he'll seek second term

Oct. 24, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tech executive-turned-governor Doug Burgum announced Thursday that he's seeking a second term, highlighting anew his themes of "reinventing" government and running North Dakota state government like a business. In a video announcement posted on YouTube, the 63-year-old Republican...

Parise scores winner, Wild beat Canadiens 4-3 for 2nd win

Oct. 20, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild called a players-only meeting as they struggled to start the season. In their first game since that meeting, the Wild earned a win and gained a sense of relief. Zach Parise scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Wild won their second game...