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City, MEAN dispute going to state supreme court

City of Sidney's dispute with energy-provider MEAN (Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska) is going to the state supreme court, J. Leef, city attorney, informed the city council on Nov. 24.

"This is not something that often comes up," Leef remarked.

The city's dispute with MEAN is over increased transmission rates.

Ed Sadler, city manager, said these increases will cost Sidney taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

"We had an agreement," Sadler said. "You pay for two things. You're paying for energy and transmission. It's got to get to you somehow."

MEAN, however, changed this agre...


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