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Winners selected in Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Contest

The MMUA 'Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Award' winners were selected Wednesday, May 9.  The top four essays in the 19 th annual contest are: First Place: Eric Chestolowski, Rochester Second Place:  Alyssa... Read more

MPCA Withdraws 'Wild Rice' Rulemaking

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced April 26 that it is withdrawing the Wild Rice rule from the rulemaking process that it has been in for nearly a year. “We’ve heard many, many voices, including the... Read more

MRES Board Grants Membership to Willmar Municipal Utilities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) Board of Directors approved an agreement April 23 granting membership to Willmar, in MRES. MRES, headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., is a not-for-profit joint-action agency... Read more

U of M Seeks Municipal Input on Distributed Energy Resources

The Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the University of Minnesota is seeking input from utilities on “the opportunities and challenge of distributed energy resources in Minnesota’s municipal and cooperative... Read more

DOJ says MN transmission law discriminates, burdens interstate commerce

from the American Public Power Association A Minnesota transmission right of first refusal law “discriminates against and unduly burdens” interstate commerce in violation of the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, the... Read more