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Area sees minimal impact to shutdown

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Local impacts from Tuesday’s federal government shutdown appear to be minimal, with key safety and infrastructure agencies continuing as normal.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency, which provides oversight on Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island nuclear plant, has enough funds carried over from last year to operate for at least a week without changes, according to a statement by Mark Satorius, NRC executive director of operations.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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