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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

Heartland Sells its Share of Power Project

Heartland Consumers Power District has sold its 51 megawatt (MW) share of the Missouri Basin Power Project’s Laramie River Station. According to Heartland CEO Russell Olson, the sale provides numerous benefits, including rate... Read more

Workshops for Utility CIP Reps Set in Owatonna, Bemidji

The Minnesota Department of Commerce will host two workshops this fall for utility Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) representatives—one in Owatonna and the other in Bemidji. The workshops will provide attendees with a comprehensive... Read more

Mutual Aid Helps Restore Power in Owatonna

Power is restored to all customers able to receive it in Owatonna. According to the National Weather Service, tornadoes and other severe wind gusts caused damage across southern Minnesota Thursday, Sept. 20. Some of the heaviest hit areas... Read more

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