- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) - For more than 60 years, Xcel Energy’s Burnsville plant has received shipments of coal to generate electricity.

That comes to an end Wednesday. The last shipment of coal will roll in at the Black Dog generating station. Xcel Energy will stop generating electricity at the plant with coal in mid-April. It is replacing coal-fired units with a cleaner natural gas-fired unit.

Xcel Energy has a long range plan to deliver 63 percent carbon-free energy by 2030.

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