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Real Estate Showcase
December 9, 2016
Meeting opens discussion on ash processing facility
Red Wing residents whose homes surround the site of a proposed ash processing facility will not notice increased noise and dust levels following the building's completion, according to an a study the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency published this week. The 30,000-square-foot building...
December 9, 2016 - 6:06pm
December 6, 2016
Letter: Meeting appears to be unadulterated Xcel promotion
A "community meeting" has been announced for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Red Wing Public Library. This appears to be a promotional meeting for the garbage incinerator ash mining project that the Red Wing Public Works Department is pushing along with Xcel Energy. An announcement...
December 6, 2016 - 8:00am
November 18, 2016
Red Wing City Council briefs: Council approves $2 million solid waste contract
Red Wing City Council members unanimously approved a $2,136,800 contract including a base bid and six alternatives with ECCO Construction of Hastings for the first phase in improvements to the Red Wing Waste Campus. The bid from ECCO was the lowest bid the city received. Phase 1 of...
November 18, 2016 - 9:00am
September 3, 2016
Corner of Bluff, Fourth closing
Due to continuing work on the Xcel Energy 69kV transmission line replacement project, the intersection of Bluff and Fourth streets will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, until approximately 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, weather permitting. Crews will excavate the intersection...
September 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
July 29, 2016
Critter in substation cuts power to thousands
An animal in a Red Wing substation is to blame for a power outage Thursday evening, July 28, an Xcel Energy spokesman said. More than 3,800 customers were impacted by the incident, according to an outage map. Crews restored service to half of the customers within an hour, with the...
July 29, 2016 - 10:40am
July 28, 2016
Red Wing hit by power outages
Update (9:45 p.m.) — Power was restored to nearly all downtown Red Wing customers by 9:45 p.m., but a new outage reported 9:20 p.m. near Pioneer Road had impacted more than 150 customers; the estimated restoration time is 12 a.m. Friday July 29. Update (9:21 p.m.) — 2,343 Red...
July 28, 2016 - 8:06pm
July 24, 2016
Hearing on Xcel rate increase scheduled for Wednesday
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will hold a public hearing 7 p.m. Wednesday July 27 regarding an application by Xcel Energy to increase rates for electricity service. The hearing will be in room 314 at Minnesota State College Southeast, 308 Pioneer Road, Red Wing. Comments also...
July 24, 2016 - 6:00am
July 18, 2016
Five falcon fledglings take flight from Xcel plant
Peregrine falcon hatchlings typically reach the size of their parents during adolescence, but they are easily distinguished from their elders...
July 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
July 6, 2016
Update: Power outages could continue into Friday
Xcel Energy crews expect power outages throughout southeastern Minnesota, including Red Wing, to continue as late as Friday evening. More than 250,000 Xcel customers have been affected by power outages resulting from Tuesday’s storm, according to a news release. Approximately 2,200...
July 6, 2016 - 5:21pm
June 28, 2016
Agencies conducting emergency simulation at Prairie Island nuclear plant
Residents near the Prairie Island nuclear plant may notice extra activity Tuesday June 28 in response to an emergency simulation. The exercise allows the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and other Minnesota and Wisconsin agencies to test their response in the event of an incident...
June 28, 2016 - 9:53am
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 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
October 26, 2015
Xcel plant faces MPCA fine
An Xcel Energy site in Red Wing was among the 29 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency enforcement cases in the third quarter of this year. The Red Wing Generating Plant was fined $7,500 for air quality violations. Penalties from all 29 cases totaled $116,115 and were spread throughout...
October 26, 2015 - 3:00pm