Monthly Archives: December 2010

Albert Lea’s opposition to excessive rate hike draws public support, makes news

On behalf of the City of Albert Lea, Flaherty & Hood recently reached out to area residents and businesses to ensure high attendance and vocal opposition to Alliant Energy’s proposed 22 percent electric rate increase at a Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) public hearing (to read more about the rate hike issue, click here). Continue reading

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Pressure builds on MPCA to address sulfate standard

For decades, the MPCA has had a water quality standard of less than 10 parts per million for sulfate released into waters where wild rice grows. The standard has rarely been enforced and few studies have been conducted to determine whether or not this standard is appropriate. Continue reading

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