Securities and Exchange Commission
                              Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 Current Report

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) - June 11, 1996

                         Minnesota Power & Light Company

                             A Minnesota Corporation
                           Commission File No. 1-3548
                   IRS Employer Identification No. 41-0418150
                             30 West Superior Street
                             Duluth, Minnesota 55802
                           Telephone - (218) 722-2641

Item 5.  Other Events.

     On June 11, 1996 the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) voted 3-2 to
require Southern States Utilities, Inc. (SSU), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Minnesota Power & Light Company (Minnesota Power), to refund about $10 million,
including interest, to certain customers who had paid more to SSU under a 
uniform rate structure than they would have paid under a stand-alone rate 
structure during the period September 1993 to January 1996. The FPSC order 
reflecting this vote is expected by July 2, 1996. In so ruling, the majority of
the FPSC determined that a February 1996 decision of the Florida Supreme Court
in GTE Florida v. FPSC did not render a refund requirement unlawful. In March
1996, the FPSC had voted to reconsider its earlier order imposing the refund
requirement in light of the GTE Florida decision. SSU beleives that the GTE
Florida decision substantiates SSU's claim that it would be unlawful for the
FPSC to order a refund to certain customers who paid more under uniform rates
without also permitting SSU to recover the refund amount from remaining
customers who paid less. SSU has recorded no provision for refund. SSU intends
to appeal the FPSC's order to the First District Court of Appeals.



Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                              Minnesota Power & Light Company

June 18, 1996                                           D.G. Gartzke
                                                        D. G. Gartzke
                                              Senior Vice President - Finance
                                                and Chief Financial Officer