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This image shows an artist's rendering of the proposed 500- to 580-megawatt Big Stone II coal-fired power plant.

Big Stone power plant runs into roadblock

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Citing conflicts with the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency has suspended plans for a South Dakota coal plant that would provide power throughout Western Minnesota, including Alexandria.

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Known as Big Stone II, the proposed 500- to 580-megawatt plant would be an estimated $1.6 billion expansion of an existing facility located in Big Stone City, South Dakota, along the Minnesota-South Dakota border.

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