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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…

Xcel Energy Provides Tips For Customers Dealing With Flooding

ST. PAUL, MN — After historic snowfall in February, followed by a quick warm-up and heavy rains this month, the risk of flooding in the Upper Midwest continues to grow, including the risk of soggy basements and flooded streets. Xcel Energy is preparing for potential flooding that may affect our facilities, as well as providing safety information to customers who…

Video Shows Galloping Power Lines Caused By Winter Storm

Cass County Electric Cooperative has line workers in the field repairing power lines and other outage

FARGO, ND — The strong winds and ice buildup are making power lines “gallop” as you can see here in this video from Cass County Electric. When the lines slap together they cause blinks which can interrupt service momentarily. It can also cause the power poles to break resulting in a power outage. Cass County has line workers in the field…

Xcel Energy Urges Customers to Clear Snow from Gas Meters

Gently move snow with a shovel or brush, never a snowblower

FARGO, N.D. — Xcel Energy is urging its customers to make sure their gas meters and other equipment are cleared of snow and ice. It’s important so natural gas doesn’t build up from clogged vents. You should also make sure melting snow isn’t dripping on your gas meter. Gently move snow with a shovel or brush and never a snow blower….