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A sign marks an entrance to the Sherburne County Generating Plant.
A sign marks an entrance to the Sherburne County Generating Plant, known as Sherco. Plant owner Xcel Energy plans to generate 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050, leaving the future of the coal-fired plant in doubt. Two of its three generators will be retired by 2026.