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Sullivan, Blauvelt Named to Top DER Positions

SAINT PAUL – Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley today announced new leadership for the department’s Division of Energy Resources, appointing Joe Sullivan as Deputy Commissioner and Katherine Blauvelt as Assistant... Read more

Municipal Generation Plays Important 'Polar Vortex' Role

from SMMPA ROCHESTER, MN – Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA)’s member municipal utilities’ local generation units played an important role in keeping the lights on during the recent cold weather brought on... Read more

Clean Water Council 'city' seat now open

January 3, 2019 — The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State has released notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications. Minnesotans are encouraged to apply and serve in... Read more

Utility Deposit Interest Rate Set for 2019

The interest rate to be paid on utility deposits has been set at 2.7 percent for 2019. The rate has been set by the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Minnesota law requires that all privately or publicly owned water, gas,... Read more

Warehime Named OPU General Manager

The Owatonna Public Utilities Commission on Nov. 2 announced the appointment of Roger Warehime as the new Owatonna Public Utilities (OPU) General Manager.  Mr. Warehime will replace current General Manager Mark Fritsch, who will retire on... Read more