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Otter Tail rate hike approved but request trimmed in half

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By Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL -- Regulators gave Otter Tail Power Co. its first rate increase in two decades, but trimmed the utility's request in half.


The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the increase Thursday, allowing the Fergus Falls-based utility to estimate it will collect an additional $3.8 million annually from its Minnesota customers.

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