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Gov. Doug Burgum Reimbursed Xcel Energy For More Than Just Super Bowl Tickets

Wanted To ``eliminate even the perception of any conflict.''

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum’s trip to the Super Bowl as a guest of Xcel Energy included free invitations to private parties, meals and other events. The Associated Press discovered the invitations through an open records request. Burgum said earlier that he reimbursed Xcel $37,000 for tickets the company provided for him and his wife to “eliminate even the…

Governor Burgum To Reimburse Xcel Energy For $37,000 Super Bowl Tickets

Burgum Says He Wants To Eliminate "Even The Perception of Any Conflict"

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum now says he will reimburse Xcel Energy $37,000 for Super Bowl tickets. The governor and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum watched the game at no cost from a suite provided by Xcel Energy at U.S. Bank Stadium. Burgum says in a statement he will pay back Xcel Energy “to eliminate even the perception of…

Ethics Policy Being Drafted For North Dakota Governor

Spokesman Mike Nowatzki says the policy was being drafted before the Republican governor caught some criticism for watching Sunday's Super Bowl in Minneapolis in a stadium suite sponsored by Xcel Energy.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ An ethics policy is being written for Gov. Doug Burgum and his staff. Spokesman Mike Nowatzki says the policy was being drafted before the Republican governor caught some criticism for watching Sunday’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis in a stadium suite sponsored by Xcel Energy. Nowatzki says the draft has been in preparation for months. He said…

Xcel Energy Sending More Help to Puerto Rico

Around 65 line workers and support staff will help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island

  NATIONAL — Xcel Energy is sending more help for the people of Puerto Rico. Around 65 line workers and support staff will help with the ongoing power restoration efforts on the island. Hundreds of thousands of customers remain without power nearly four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall. Xcel Energy trucks left for Puerto Rico earlier this month and…

Power Restored To Most After Massive Outage

Many People reported Hearing A Loud Boom Before The Power Went Out

FARGO, ND — Many people in downtown Fargo say they heard a loud boom around 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon followed by a massive power outage. Xcel Energy tells us that wires had whipped against each other in the gusty winds and power went out for more then 31-hundred customers. The outage extended into Moorhead, Dilworth and other neighboring areas. Crews…

Xcel Energy Announces Partnership with Wanzek Construction for New Project

Xcel Energy and Wanzek Construction Partner on Project to Build Wind Farms in Dickey County, Iowa, and Minnesota

WEST FARGO, ND — Xcel Energy has announced that they are partnering with Wanzek Construction of West Fargo in hopes of bringing jobs and economic development to the community. Their new project will include the construction of Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County, North Dakota and the Freeborn Wind Farm in Iowa and parts of Minnesota. The projects total 350…

Storm Damages Power Transmission Tower in Fargo

How Tuesday's Storm Impacted the F-M Area

  FARGO, ND — Last night’s storm left parts of the metro damaged. With winds reaching up to 70 miles per hour, a large power transmission tower located at 63rd Avenue and 25th Street South in Fargo was badly damaged. Xcel Energy said around 3,000 customers in the area lost power. Cass County Electric reported 800 customers without power after…

Xcel Energy Working to Restore Power to Grand Forks Area

Strong winds caused damage to trees and signs around Grand Forks

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Xcel Energy crews are working to restore power to approximately 1,500 customers around Grand Forks. That is down from the 8,500 that lost power due to the storm this morning. Strong winds caused damage to trees and signs around Grand Forks. A top gust of 70 miles per hour was reported at the airport this…

People in Minnesota, Wisconsin Still Without Power After Weekend Storms

The utility company says about 14,500 customers in the two states are still without service as hundreds of Xcel crews to restore power

  REGIONAL — Xcel Energy says some customers who lost power in weekend storms in Wisconsin and Minnesota might not have service restored until tomorrow or Wednesday. The utility company says about 14,500 customers in the two states are still without service as hundreds of Xcel crews to restore power. More than 165,000 customers lost service Sunday when severe storms…

Drones Used to Test Natural Disaster Response

Xcel Energy Pairs Up With Pilot Program and Emergency Responders in Mayville to Test Drone Natural Disaster Response

MAYVILLE, N.D. — With drones becoming more accessible, they are being used for many different reasons, including to help in a natural disaster. To test how drones would be used in a tornado, Xcel Energy teamed up with a pilot program, and emergency responders in Mayville. The drones left from the Hillsboro Municipal Airport, took images and picked up thermal…