Xcel Energy Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/11-9/17

    Twin Cities music never stops and this week is no exception. The Xcel welcomes Michael Bublé Wednesday, and Blake Shelton Thursday. Animal Collective play their rescheduled show Wednesday at First Avenue. Wednesday also brings two new residency nights, GRRRL PRTY's at Icehouse and Usonia at Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Twin Cities summer solstice storms: Top 10 photos

    The summer of 2013 got off to a very stormy start in the Twin Cities.Early during the morning of June 21 and again later that night, the metro was hit by windy first-day-of-summer thunderstorms that left cars crushed, houses damages, and hundreds of big old trees uprooted. At least 500,000 Xcel Ener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Colorado regulators upset about Xcel executives' expensive, high-flying ways

    ?Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is the largest electrical utility in Colorado, with about 1.4 million customers. Xcel is currently seeking a $142 million electricity-rate increase in Colorado to cover the rising costs of pensions and operations. The utility's "operations" include use of two corporate ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2011

    North Minneapolis tornado victims have been forgotten

    Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Tool at Xcel, 7/1/10

    Photos by Nick Wosika​ TOOL July 1, 2010 Xcel Energy Center
 Do you ever get tickets for a big arena show, drive to one of the downtowns then stress out looking for parking, pull into the first ramp you see, pay up, and then, only then, does the thought strike you that you drove to the wro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Minnesota Fortune 500 companies grow

    ​Good news: We now have the seventh-most publicly-traded companies -- 21 -- in the Fortune 500 list. Here's the rankings according to revenue, first within Minnesota, then nationally: 1 (MN) 21 (US) -- UnitedHealth Group 2 (MN) 30 (US) -- Target 3 (MN) 45 (US) -- Best Buy 4 (MN) 47 (US) -- S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    The Current talks to Gimme Noise about their five year anniversary

    Mary Lucia, Mark Wheat, and Jim McGuinn sit down to reflect on how far the station has come in five short years.

  • Restaurants

    May 27, 2009

    Fhima opens two new Zahtar restaurants in the Twin Cities

    Flamboyant restaurateur finally focuses on giving diners what they want

  • News

    December 31, 2008

    How Summit and Schell are saving the prairies

    Shakopee's Rahr Malting plant and Koda Energy are brewing up enviro-beer

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    Senate recount rages on, even over the weekend

    The work week ended, but some recounting sites raged on to speed up the process of the Senate recount in the Norm Coleman and A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006
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    December 30, 2005

    Minnesota by the numbers: The nation's biggest importer of electricity

    A few weeks ago, Ken Bradley was poking around one of the more obscure corners of the Department of Energy website when he came across an eye-popping table. Minnesota, Bradley discovered after scrolling through the chart, is the United State's single biggest importer of electricity.

  • Arts

    November 2, 2005

    Power Struggles

    Meager funding, no-show interviewees, makeshift sound studiosproducing independent political documentaries is an uphill battle. But thats the kind of fight director Dawn Mikkelson likes.

  • News

    October 19, 2005

    Extreme Makeover: Lake Street

    Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2005
  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Q: What Happens When You Run a School Like a Business? A: You Go Broke.

    The students learned how to sit in cubicles and write memos. The staff learned how to ask for a bailout.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2005

    Shoot the corporate naming consultants first

    Moody's downgrades American Express Financial spinoff Forget the numbers. I have no concrete explanation for why Moody's Investors Service today downgraded the debt rating for Minneapolis-based American Express Financial Corp. I have no pretense that anyone cares. But I feel compelled to point out ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Nuke 'Em!

    Xcel energy spearheads a high-stakes plan to store nuclear waste on a tiny, dirt-poor Indian reservation in the Utah desert

  • News

    July 24, 2002


    Xcel Energy says hydroelectric power is clean and reliable. For the Pimicikamak Cree Nation, it constitutes an ecological, social, and moral catastrophe.

  • News

    July 10, 2002
  • Books

    May 29, 2002

    Burns Loves Quimby

    Why is the nuclear-power industry courting Norm Coleman?

  • Books

    April 24, 2002

    Lights Out

    Residents of the Red Lake Indian Reservation fight the power company

  • Books

    February 27, 2002

    Down to the Wire

    Opponents of a new power line in the suburbs win one, and lose one

  • News

    February 6, 2002

    Playing With Fireproofing

    The Lakeland city beach is beautiful, secluded, and contaminated with asbestos

  • News

    July 25, 2001

    Purple Hazy

    In the past year, Prince has become a Jehovah's Witness, bitched about the record industry, canceled a national tour, and delayed the release of his new CD. But he doesn't want to talk about it.

  • Books

    January 17, 2001

    Live Wires

    Armed with new evidence linking power lines and cancer, activists appeal to the courts