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Crews start curb work this week
Two killed in Memorial Day crash
A day of remembrance
National Eagle Center’s oldest eagle dies at 35
crime and courts
Baseball: Cannon Falls wins, into sub-section final
Amateur Baseball: Bears knock down Randolph, fall to Northfield
Amateur Baseball: Aces drop Memorial Day tilt with Miesville, go 2-1 on weekend
Baseball: Pine Island beats Z-M, faces Cannon Falls in sub-section final
Baseball: Dover-Eyota sends Z-M home for the summer
Farrell keeps tackling life
‘Save Your Stones’: Headstones offer insight into our history
Letter: Reflections on forgiveness come courtesy of a child
On top of her world
Pregnancy and Zika virus: What we know, what we don't know
arts and entertainment
Bonnie Ruth Martindale, 74
Harry T. Mark, 88
Darrell Henry Hove, 61
Norman V. Holt, age 85
Margaret Winniford Yernberg, 93
Commentary: Truck weight change means less congestion
Editorial: Saved by the belt
Letter: Protect Barn Bluff, period.
Letter: Our geological wonder deserves better from us
Letter: United States death penalty’s inhumanity revisited
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June 23, 2010
It's a mysterious primal urge that compels turtles to migrate every spring from the Vermilion River to marshy Nelson Lake. It's the modern four-lane...
June 23, 2010 - 12:00am
December 9, 2009
NRC puts safety first
This newspaper is a longtime proponent of nuclear plants and, in particular, of the Prairie Island nuclear plant, whose overall 25-year safety record is solid. We've also stressed the important roles strong federal regulations and thorough inspections play in keeping nuclear power...
opinion / editorials
December 9, 2009 - 6:11pm
October 31, 2008
'Prairie Home' regulars stop at Crossings
"A Prairie Home Companion" alumni Pat Donohue, Dan Newton and Gary Raynor will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 on stage at Crossings at Carnegie. All three play with Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, in addition to being accomplished musicians independently. This adventuresome trio plays traditional...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
Janis talks about 'conversation' with state tribes
Many people were surprised, some even offended, when the Prairie Island Indian Community showed reluctance to participate in Minnesota sesquicentennial ceremonies earlier this year. Despite a few difficulties in the past, they were as much a part of the fabric of history as everyone...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 13, 2008
Editorial: Talk nuclear
Soaring high: We applaud the 50-some individuals who attended Wednesday's meeting about Prairie Island nuclear plant's request to increase generating capacity. This was among the first of many such opportunities in the coming 20 months. Xcel Energy, which owns the two-unit nuclear...
September 13, 2008 - 12:00am
September 10, 2008
Public weighs in on possible changes
In Charlotte Eastin's family, grandma was known as "Leadfoot Jessie." Grandma loved to drive. But the older she got, the less safe she became, Eastin explained Wednesday at a public meeting regarding possible changes at the Prairie Island nuclear plant. So Eastin and her family...
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am
August 4, 2008
High levels of chemical prompt 'unusual event' status at plant
Unexpected high levels Sunday of an ammonia-like chemical called hydrazine prompted only the third Notification of Unusual Event in 10 years at Prairie Island nuclear plant. The Notification of Unusual Event - the lowest of four emergency classifications established by the U.S....
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
July 21, 2008
Area agencies to participate in nuclear drill
A full-scale nuclear preparedness exercise will take place Tuesday at the Prairie Island nuclear plant. This event tests the capabilities of all responsible agencies to take action and protect the health and safety of area residents in the event of a nuclear incident. It consists...
July 21, 2008 - 12:00am
July 11, 2008
Celebrating Heritage: Drummers at powwow
Dancers and drummers from all around the United States and Canada will be at Prairie Island when the community plays host to the annual Dakota Singing and Dancing Championship Wacipi Celebration Saturday and Sunday on the powwow grounds adjacent to Treasure Island Resort & Casino. ...
July 11, 2008 - 12:00am
July 8, 2008
Kline addresses energy problems
U.S. Rep. John Kline, locked in a re-election contest with Steve Sarvi -- who like Kline is a war veteran with sterling military credentials -- sought Monday to display his solutions to energy problems. Kline, a Republican who consistently earns one of the lowest rankings in Congress...
July 8, 2008 - 12:00am
June 21, 2008
Digging into history's mystery:
A group of college students has unearthed some significant historical and cultural findings on Prairie Island. The students have been excavating sites since May 19 on Wakonade Drive just up the road from U.S. Lock and Dam No. 3. They wrapped up their work Friday. "It's pretty...
June 21, 2008 - 12:00am
April 17, 2008
Letter: Tribe questions relicensing plant
To the Editor: The Prairie Island Indian Community has very serious concerns about the proposed re-licensing and the potential increase in the amount of nuclear waste to be stored indefinitely near our tribal community. With no concrete solution to the storage problem, we question...
April 17, 2008 - 12:00am
April 15, 2008
Xcel requests extensions on nuclear plant licenses
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Xcel Energy says it wants to extend licenses to operate the Prairie Island nuclear plant. Xcel submitted applications today for 20-year license extensions for the two reactors at Prairie Island. The plant's current licenses expire in 2013 and 2014. Xcel also...
April 15, 2008 - 5:00am
April 9, 2008
Local group conducting one-day tour
A one-day tour to the Prairie du Chien, Wis., area is planned May 15 by the Goodhue County Extension Home Council. It is open to the public as well as to home study groups. Attractions will include a Mississippi River cruise, a winery tour, shopping and lunch at Hungry House. Cost...
April 9, 2008 - 12:00am
April 1, 2008
Nuclear plant's Unit 1 returns to full power
Nuclear plant's Unit 1 returns to full power Prairie Island nuclear plant's Unit 1 reactor returned to full power early Saturday after a scheduled maintenance and refueling outage. During the outage, which started Feb. 13, about 700 contractors helped plant staff replace one-third...
April 1, 2008 - 12:00am