October 01, 2013 - It is respectfully recommended that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission should:
Take no action on Xcel Energy’s Application for Certificate of Need because a more reasonable and prudent alternative (the Revised Highway 5 System Alternative) was identified that can meet the stated need.
September 23, 2013 - The Administrative Law Judge concludes that the Petitioners were unable to demonstrate that the detachment would not unreasonably affect the symmetry of the City, and that the property sought to be detached is not needed for future development under Minn. Stat. § 414.06, subd. 3. As a result, the Petition for Detachment is denied. In addition, the Administrative Law Judge, with the concurrence of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, finds that the costs associated with this proceeding should be split evenly between the City of Gilbert and the Petitioners.
September 23, 2013 - The Administrative Law Judge concludes that Jason Allen Meyer did transport his boat with the drain plug in place, in violation of Minn. Stat. § 84D.10. Accordingly, the Administrative Law Judge recommends that the Commissioner AFFIRM the citation.
September 19, 2013 - The deficiency identified in F-Tag 224 is not supported by the evidence and should be dismissed in favor of a finding of no deficient practice.
The deficiency identified in F-Tag 309 is supported in full, with no deletion of findings and no change in the assigned scope or severity.
September 13, 2013 - The Administrative Law Judge finds that the Department acted outside its statutory authority when it refused to renew and effectively revoked Respondent’s previously issued advertising device permit in 2008, and recommends that the permit be reinstated upon payment of required annual renewal fees. Given this recommendation, it is unnecessary to address the propriety of the Department’s denial of the Respondent’s 2013 application.