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In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.

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Public News Service - MN: Nuclear Waste

PHOTO: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decides this fall on another rate hike request for Xcel Energy. Xcel wants $285 million; the Minn. Dept. of Commerce says the request should be reduced by two-thirds. CREDIT: John Michaelson

ST. PAUL, Minn. - State officials say Xcel Energy's math doesn't add up in the company's latest request for a rate hike. The utility is seeking an increase that would raise customer rates by 12 percent, or about 10 dollars a month on average. The Minnesota Department of Commerce has analyzed the r

MINNEAPOLIS - While climate and energy legislation stalls in Congress, some industry experts aren't waiting for clean energy solutions. A recent report commissioned by the Civil Society Institute compares what they call a "Business as Usual" model relying on fossil fuels to one that eliminates coal

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