PUC Rulemaking — send Comments on Drafts!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:36am

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is winding up its rulemaking on the Certificate of Need (Minn. R. Ch. 7849) and Siting/Routing (Minn. R. Ch. 7850) chapters.  My clients Goodhue Wind Truth and North Route Group have been participating all along, and their experience with the Certificate of Need and Routing/Siting process has helped inform this record and we sure hope leads to more sensible and workable rules, AND increased public participation.

Now is the time to download and make your comments on what should be included, what’s included that’s important and needs to go forward, and what needs to be reworded.

August 13 Draft 7849

7850 July 8 draft

August 13 Ch. 7850 comparison

Send Comments to:

  • and/or post to the Rulemaking Docket.  To do that go HERE to the eDocket Filing Page, register if you’re not registered (it’s easy and almost instant), and post to Docket 12-1246.

It’s highly likely that the LAST meeting of the PUC’s Rulemaking Advisory Committee will be September 24, 2014 (9:30 a.m. at the PUC, in the basement).

A few things that need work:

  • Ch. 7849 & 7850: Need language mirroring statutory language regarding testimony by members of the public UNDER OATH (ALJs have refused to offer people opportunity to testify under oath, and PUC has stated that it makes a difference, “but were those statements made under oath” and if not, less weight.
  • Ch. 7849: Advisory Task Forces need language of statute, and membership not limited to “local units of government.”
  • Ch. 7849 & 7850: Transcripts available online — need to address this in rules and reporter contracts.
  • Ch. 7849: Scoping and Alternatives — compare with Ch. 7850.  Similar process?
  • Ch. 7849.1450: When is it Commerce EER & DER
  • Ch. 7849 & 7850 – timing should be similar for completeness review, etc.
  • Ch. 7850: Public Meeting separate from Scoping Meeting (Public Meeting is to disseminate information, Scoping Meeting is for intake).
  • Ch. 7850: Power Plant Siting Act includes “Buy the Farm.”  Need rules regarding Buy the Farm.

Now is the time to review the drafts, above, and send in Comments.  There may be, I hope there are, revisions released prior to the next meeting, but usually it happens just before, and there’s no time.  So here’s where we are now, and Comments would be helpful.

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UPDATE: Northfield, Faribault Dairy Queen stores not affected by data breach

Northfield News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:35am
(Update: Faribault and Northfield Dairy Queen stores were not included in the security breach that affected some U.S. stores. Because the point-of-sale systems are not Windows-based at the Faribault o
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Labor Day 2014

Winona Media (Leslie Schultz) - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:13am

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Carlson 15th as women's golf opens 2014 season

St. Olaf Athletics News - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:00am
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Maxine Carlson shot a final round 82 to go with Friday's 19 to finish 15th overall at the UW-Eau Claire Invitational at Wild Ridge Golf Course.
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Knights Run Away With Georgianni Memorial Invite Title

Carleton Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:17pm

Powered by a sizzling three-over par 75 by Kelsey Moede, Carleton posted a dominating final-round 310 to run away with the team title at the Georgianni Memorial Invitational. The Knights ended up with a school-record 628 total for the 36-hole event, winning by a whopping 23 shots. Carleton’s final-round total matched its school-record for a single round in relation to par, set at last year’s UW-Eau Claire Blugold Spring Invite. Geraldine Tellbuescher backed up Moede’s round with a 77, followed by Shannon Holden’s 78. Taylor Wells added an 80 to round out Carleton’s scoring players.

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Fine Tune #249 … summer’s fading… 31 Aug 14

KYMN Radio - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:23pm

Host Wendy Nordquist hosts an eclectic hour of acoustic, Americana, jazz, old-time, roots and world music every Sunday evening from 6-7 p.m. At this unofficial end-of-summer, songs that spell it all out… 1  Matt Glaser & Jacqueline Schwab / Late Summer Air 2  Blanche / Another Lost Summer 3  Joni Mitchell / One Week Last Summer 4  Gillian Welch / Summer Evening 5  James Yorkston / Summer Song 6  Marian McPartland w Jason Moran / Summertime 7  Teddy Thompson / Saratoga Summer Song 8  Jay Ungar / Summer (Wind that Shakes the Barley/The Barn Dance) 9  Eva Cassidy / Summertime 10 Robin & Linda Williams / Green Summertime 11 The Samples / Summertime 12 The Decemberists / Summersong 13 Ruth Etting / A Faded Summer Love 14 Blossom Dearie / Once Upon a Summertime 15 Michael Jackson / Farewell My Summer Love

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Jordy Cammarota Blasts Knights Past Grinnell in OT

Carleton Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:12pm

After playing a full 90 minutes of regulation without a deciding goal, Jordy Cammarota handed the Carleton College men’s soccer team an overtime victory over Grinnell College with a 22-yard laser to the upper left corner of the net.

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Kasch’s Volley Lifts Knights Over Centre, 1-0

Carleton Sports - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 2:39pm

A 28th-minute strike by Connor Kasch proved to be a sunbeam on a rainy day as the Carleton College women’s soccer team picked up a 1-0 victory over Centre College.

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Knights second after first round at Georgianni Memorial Invite

Carleton Sports - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:05pm

Sophomore Shannon Holden shot a four-over par 77 and senior Taylor Wells added a 78 as Carleton College finds itself in second place after the Georgianni Memorial Invitational's first round.

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Off to the boneyard…

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:27pm

She’s gone… 232,000 miles, still full of life until the idiot down the block ran into the driver’s door and front quarter panel, insurance company totalled it out, and though I kept it, it wasn’t worth it to fix her, and we limped along for a while… She’s gone, and nothin’s gonna bring her back.


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Fri, Aug 29 - Cold Spring 2, Dundas 0

Dundas Dukes Amateur Baseball Club - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:26pm
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E Dundas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1 2 Cold Spring 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 x   2 5 4

W - Femrite L - Mathison (9-2)  S - None  HR - None
Full Box Score

Zach Femrite tossed a complete game one-hitter as Cold Spring eliminated Dundas with a 2-0 win on Friday night at Belle Plaine's Tiger Park. Femrite walked six and hit four as the Dukes (28-11) stranded 13 baserunners in the loss. Todd Mathison struck out nine and walked only two in the loss. Garrett Fuchs had an RBI single for Cold Spring.    

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Knights Start Season Strong, Go 3-1 at St. Olaf Invite

Carleton Sports - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 5:32pm

The Carleton Volleyball team started the season strong this weekend, going 3-1 at the St. Olaf Invitational. The Knights closed day two of the tournament with consecutive sweeps against Martin Luther College (25-20, 25-13, 25-11) and Crown College (25-11, 25-9, 25-12).

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GALLERY: Rice County Steam and Gas Engine Show

Northfield News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:23pm
The Rice County Steam & Gas Engine Show took place this weekend from Friday to Sunday on the Rice County Steam and Gas Engine showgrounds 3 miles south of Northfield.
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Raider Wrap with Dusty Budd | Football Win over RW, Recap of week in Raider Sports

KYMN Radio - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:45am

Dusty Budd chats with local high school players and coaches as he wraps up the week in Raider sports. You can listen live to Raider Wrap every Saturday morning at 10am.
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Volleyball goes 2-2 in opening tournament

St. Olaf Athletics News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:00am
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - The St. Olaf volleyball team split its four matches in the opening weekend St. Olaf-Carleton Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Skoglund Center and West Gym.
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Oles win at Riverside Park

St. Olaf Athletics News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:00am
MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Sokolowski won the individual title Saturday afternoon at Riverside Park leading the St. Olaf men's Cross Country team to victory as St. Olaf placed five of its runners in the top 10 securing the team win in a Triangular against Augsburg and Bethel.
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Charlie Johnson wins the Edgewood Fall Classic

St. Olaf Athletics News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:00am
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Charlie Johnson shot a final round of 68 on Saturday to win Culver's Edgewood Fall Classic and lead the St. Olaf men's golf team to a fourth place finish.
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Senior Menu

Northfield News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00am
Meals by reservation only at the Northfield Senior Center. Call 664-3735 by noon one business day in advance. Suggested donation for those older than age 60 is $3.50. Cost for those under age 60 is $6
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2014 Season Preview

Carleton Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:44pm

Carleton Men's Soccer kicks off its season this weekend, and a strong performance in non-conference action could give the Knights momentum heading into what figures to be another tough MIAC schedule in 2014.

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Knights Earn Split on Season’s First Day

Carleton Sports - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:25pm

Seniors Karen Halls and Claire Willeck tallied 21 and 15 kills respectively as the Carleton College volleyball team went 1-1 on the first day of competition during the 2014 campaign. The Knights dropped the opener 3-1 to University of Wisconsin-Stout, then bounced back to sweep Bethany Lutheran, 3-0, in the nightcap.

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