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Xcel Energy wants to tap N.D. energy boom


FARGO – Xcel Energy’s top leader, who addressed shareholders Wednesday in Fargo, said he wants to tap North Dakota’s growing natural gas supplies and has directed his managers to seek opportunities.

“North Dakota is truly a state on the move, and we’re happy to be part of that success,” said Ben Fowke, Xcel’s chairman and chief executive officer, in remarks acknowledging the company’s first annual shareholders’ meeting in Fargo.

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Patrick Springer
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