Minneapolis told to seek shorter deals with utilities

  • Article by: Maya Rao , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 25, 2014 - 5:44 AM

The report struck a middle ground between city’s franchise agreements and efforts to form a municipal utility.

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redeye12Feb. 24, 14 9:27 PM

When will liberals learn that they (gov't) can't run a business any where near the level that the private sector can? A city run utility has disaster written all over it. Have at it folks. I can't wait to see this epic fail.

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herby2013Feb. 24, 14 9:59 PM

Xcel and CenterPoint should immediately cease all delivery of electricity and natural gas into the city of Minneapolis. Let them freeze.

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jdlellis1Feb. 25, 14 6:30 AM

A non-profit environmental group suggest shorter agreements with utilities. There's a surprise! This especially as the organization more than likely receives so e government funding (from taxes) and has no obligation to keep costs low to the taxpayers fort ting the bill. - - - By the way for those who lust after all things non-profit, please recognize these organizations do make money. A non-profit simply just does not pay a dividend.

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realtyFeb. 25, 14 8:35 AM

I represent multiple commercial properties in the Chicago area, and I can attest that the deregulated market in Chicago is an absolute mess with customers paying excessive rates and service that is deplorable. While not a perfect system here, we are very fortunate to have the current system in place.

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copgolferFeb. 25, 14 8:50 AM

Non-profits , What are they. High paid with nothing to do but to stir the pot to make them look like they are doing something for the folks.

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esandeenFeb. 25, 14 9:45 AM

Commenters around here sure love to hate Xcel - until someone proposes something different.

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mplsjoejoFeb. 25, 1412:48 PM

Wow it is amazing to watch this propaganda. "charge more fees" well being those "fees" are passed directly to the customer perhaps we should call them what they really are Taxes. Also the city's goals of reducing green house gasses by 30% in 20 years, and how will this be done when they want to increase population by 30% or more? Now it is so nice that the city has paid out millions of dollars to consultants (non-profits) so that they can tell the city they have no ability and will never have the ability to run a municipal utility. I could have told them that for a grilled cheese sandwich. Thanks for wasting our tax dollars once again.

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