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Minnesota Power to pay millions to settle Clean Air Act dispute

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DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota Power will pay a $1.4 million civil penalty and spend another $4.2 million on conservation and clean energy projects under a settlement agreement with state and federal regulators announced Wednesday.

The Duluth-based utility also will spend another $500 million on pollution control equipment to bring its coal-fired power plants in line with pollution limits more stringent than state and federal laws require.

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