Minn. Church Receives $150K Rebate

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A Moorhead, Minn. church received a $150,000 rebate after it was discovered that the local utility company had been over-billing them for more than a decade.

Moorhead Public Service had been double billing St. Joseph Catholic Church for electricity for about 14 years.

However, parish administrator Mike Heinzen said the utility company was not to blame.

He explained that problem started when an addition was added to the worship facility in 1996, but the old electrical meters were never removed.

"In essence, we were double billing a large part of their existing facility along with their new addition," MPS General Manager Bill Schwandt told Moorhead's Inforum. "Years went by, and they've just been paying a double bill."

The over-billing was caught when an electrician questioned the extra meters. Heinzen said the refunded money will be applied to the church's building fund.

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