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Minnesota Energy Resources lifts request to conserve natural gas

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ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (FOX 47) -- Minnesota Energy Resources says residential customers can resume normal use of their natural gas appliances without straining the system.

The company asks that commercial and industrial users still limit their use of natural gas for now.

Minnesota Energy Resources asked customers over the weekend to conserve natural gas due to a pipeline explosion Saturday south of Winnipeg. One of three lines damaged in the fire has returned to service

"The return of the pipeline to service eases the stress on our system," said Barb Nick, President of Minnesota Energy Resources.  "We know that conserving energy caused some discomfort for our customers and we appreciate their response to our appeals.  With their help, we were able to maintain our system. Now that we're in a better position we are beginning to lift the restrictions."

Xcel Energy also lifted its request to turn down the thermostat for customers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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