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June 8, 2016
U.S Court of Appeals upholds rule on nuclear waste storage
The Prairie Island Indian Community was disappointed yet again in their quest to rid the island of spent nuclear fuel as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday upheld a 2014 ruling allowing the continual onsite storage of the radioactive material. Prairie...
June 8, 2016 - 3:03pm
May 11, 2016
Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets open house for May 18
The performance of Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant will be discussed during an open house hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission May 18 in Red Wing. “Every year we meet with members of the community near the plant to talk about how the facility performed during the previous...
May 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
February 13, 2016
Xcel open to studying options for nuclear plant’s future
Xcel Energy is awaiting word from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to proceed with an 18-month study on the future of Prairie Island nuclear plant and the economics of potentially shutting down the two-reactor facility before its operating license expires in 2034. Though...
February 13, 2016 - 5:00pm
December 19, 2015
Tribal Council pledges to lead, protect
Newly appointed members of the Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council applauded Ron Johnson for his accomplishments during his term as...
December 19, 2015 - 5:00pm
December 9, 2015
Work wraps up on Prairie Island Unit 2
The 29th refueling outage of Unit 2 at Prairie Island nuclear plant was completed Dec. 6, Xcel Energy announced Tuesday. More than 1,000 contractors and employees replaced about a third of the fuel in the reactor, as well as replaced its main electrical generator and step-up transformer...
December 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
November 25, 2015
Tribal leaders will be sworn in Dec. 16
The Prairie Island Indian Community will swear in the new Tribal Council at 11 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 16. The council will comprise Audrey Bennett, Edward Buck, Shelley Buck, Johnny Johnson and Lucy Taylor. They will serve two-year terms.
November 25, 2015 - 5:00pm
October 19, 2015
Planned outage at Prairie Island begins
Prairie Island nuclear plant’s unit 2 shut down on Saturday morning for planned maintenance and refueling, Xcel Energy announced Monday. Nearly 1,000 contractors will work on maintenance and refueling during the roughly month-long outage. “Hundreds-of-thousands of hours of work...
October 19, 2015 - 10:39am
June 15, 2015
Prairie Island Unit 2 returns to full power
Unit 2 at Prairie Island nuclear plant returned to full power at 5:43 p.m. Sunday after being shut down June 7 for repairs, Xcel Energy announced. The reactor was shut down automatically last week after a low oil pressure condition was triggered in a turbine. There was no risk...
June 15, 2015 - 3:53pm
June 1, 2015
Prairie Island Unit 1 shut down for repairs
Operators at Prairie Island nuclear plant safely shut down Unit 1 at 10:20 p.m. Sunday May 31 in response to a malfunction in the feedwater system, Xcel Energy announced. Plans are underway to repair the system that supplies water to the plant’s steam generators, according to...
June 1, 2015 - 9:39am
May 23, 2015
Treasue Island to add water park
Treasure Island Resort & Casino looks to make a splash next year with plans for a 40,000-square-foot expansion to include a water park, spa...
May 23, 2015 - 9:00am
May 18, 2015
Nuclear plant striving to improve
The Prairie Island nuclear plant is operating safely, but has areas where it needs to improve, Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said this week. NRC and Prairie Island representatives met in a public meeting Wednesday at the St. James Hotel. The groups discussed the plant’s...
May 18, 2015 - 3:00pm
May 17, 2015
Just living their lives
Wednesday night, at Red Wing High School, Beckie Taylor attended the Minnesota State College–Southeast Technical graduation. But this graduation...
May 17, 2015 - 8:00am
April 7, 2015
Unit 2 returns to full power
Prairie Island Unit 2 returned to full power at 11:59 p.m. Monday after being shut down Friday for repairs, according to Xcel Energy. Components were fixed on a pump in the feedwater system, which supplies water to the nuclear plant’s steam generators. There was no risk to the...
April 7, 2015 - 11:53am
April 3, 2015
Prairie Island Unit 2 shut down again
Operators at Prairie Island nuclear plant safely shut down Unit 2 at 6:52 a.m. Friday because of a malfunction in the feedwater system, Xcel Energy announced. It was the second time the unit was shut down within the past month. There was no risk to the public or employees, and...
April 3, 2015 - 11:26am
March 16, 2015
Governor unveils rail plan
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants to increase taxes on railroads almost $100 million and borrow close to $80 million to improve railroad crossing...
March 16, 2015 - 5:00pm