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Large Tree Comes Down Knocking Out Power To Hundreds

Xcel Energy expected to have the lights back on by 11 p.m Sunday

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. (UPDATE 10:30 P.M. June 14) — Power has been restored to all customers at this time.   **ORIGINAL STORY BELOW**   A large tree comes down in south Fargo knocking out power to a couple hundred customers of Xcel Energy. It came down…

Xcel Energy Suspends Service Disconnections During Coronavirus Outbreak

The company is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19.

MINNEAPOLIS–Xcel Energy has announced it will not disconnect residential customers’ electric or natural gas reserve in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The company says it wants to ensure people have the energy they need to power their homes and keep their families safe. Xcel Energy also says it will work with customers having a difficult time paying their electric or…

Xcel Energy Fined After 2019 Fire At Senior Living Facility

North Dakota Public Service Commission says gas was leaking and wasn't vented properly

FARGO, N.D. — Xcel Energy will pay a $12,000 fine for a natural gas leak that led to an explosion and fire at Riverview Place in Fargo. The fire broke out January 4, 2019 at the senior living complex and damaged four of the 24 apartments. No one was hurt but the building was evacuated for several hours. North Dakota…

Xcel Energy Scam Targets Local Businesses

Xcel Energy says the scammers are also targeting the elderly.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department became aware of a scam involving Xcel Energy Wednesday morning. Fargo Police say they heard from multiple local businesses claiming they received calls that appeared to be from Xcel Energy. The scammers threatened to disrupt services if the businesses didn’t pay within a certain time period. Xcel Energy says the scammers are also targeting the…

Xcel Energy Close to Restoring Power for All Customers

They've brought in additional crews from South Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Xcel Energy says they are working as quickly as they can to get power restored to everyone in the area. We have watched the numbers fall all evening. The company is now down to around a dozen outages impacting about as many customers. During last night’s storm, about 19,000 customers lost power in Fargo and West Fargo….

Damaging Winds Knock Out Power to Thousands

Wind gusts of 71 mph Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers.

FARGO, N.D.–Storms packing damaging winds have left thousands without power in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says wind gusts of 71 miles per hour Monday evening caused structural damage and knocked out power to more than 22,500 Xcel Energy customers. Service was restored to more than half of those customers by early…

Gas Leak Repaired At Wallwork Truck Center In North Fargo

Fargo Fire tells us that a gas line was hit by a construction crew around 2 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — A gas leak at Wallwork Truck Center in north Fargo is repaired and the all clear has been issued. Fargo Fire tells us that a gas line was hit by a construction crew Monday around 2 p.m. They remained on scene for about a half an hour until Xcel Energy could repair the leak. Wallwork Truck Center…

Interstate 29 To Have Lane Closures In Fargo Starting Monday

Xcel Energy crews will be installing overhead power lines

FARGO, ND — You will encounter some lane closures starting Monday on I-29 in Fargo. Xcel Energy crews will be installing overhead power lines over the interstate between Main Avenue and 12th Avenue North. Lane closures with reduced speeds will be in place with possible traffic delays. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the week. North…

Agreements Approved On Proposed $600 Million Data Center Near Twin Cities

The center could create 50 jobs will annual wages totaling $4 million

BECKER, MN —¬†Agreements between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for a $600 million data center in Becker, Minnesota have been approved. Google is weighing plans to build the center on land next to Xcel’s Sherco power plant. Becker Mayor Tracy Bertram told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday the project would help her community transition away from a…