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Punt: Look out for high rates if Big Stone II fails

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Energy consumers in Detroit Lakes and across north central Minnesota should prepare to pay higher rates, regardless of whether the Big Stone II power plant is eventually built.

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But energy costs will be a lot higher in a few years -- to the point where industry will start fleeing the state -- if opponents successfully kill coal power in Minnesota, according to Detroit Lakes Utilities Superintendent Curt Punt.

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