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February 18, 2021

When the natural gas pipeline reached Superior in the 1920s, the natural gas supplier offered large users a better rate if they would agree to an interruptible contract.

Potentially large users like the cement plant and creameries could buy gas for less if they agreed to use other energy sources when supplies were tight.

For the cement plant, the alternative energy supply was coal. Before the plant closed, the cement company had teamed with Hastings Utilities to buy coal by the unit train.

Before it closed, Mid-America Dairymen was using propane as the alternative power source. At times...

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