ALLETE, Inc. (ALLETE) is an energy company. The Company's energy businesses include Minnesota Power, Superior Water, Light and Power Company (SWL&P), ALLETE Clean Energy and BNI Coal. The Company�s business segments include Regulated Operations, and Investments and Other. In addition, it owns office and service buildings, an energy control center, repair shops, and storerooms in various localities, as well as provides off-system sales with other power suppliers. The Company�s industrial customers are primarily in the taconite mining, iron concentrate, paper, pulp and wood products, and pipeline industries. Minnesota Power generates, transmits and distributes electricity in approximately 26,000 square-mile region of northern Minnesota. SWL&P is also a Wisconsin utility and a customer of Minnesota Power. ALLETE Clean Energy is engaged in developing or acquiring capital projects. BNI Coal owns and operates a lignite mine near Center, North Dakota.