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Prairie Island nuclear plant
October 20, 2017
Prairie Island refueling Unit 2
Prairie Island nuclear plant began a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage Friday, Oct. 13, when operators removed Unit 2 from service....
October 20, 2017 - 5:54pm
Nuclear helps drive carbon-free transformation
Spontaneous applause interrupted the opening of Xcel Energy's annual community breakfast as officials announced a major shift in electrical production....
October 20, 2017 - 1:52pm
August 24, 2017
Over $26K raised for United Way
Almost 140 golfers showed up to help raise money for United Way earlier this month at the Mississippi National Golf Links. Local businesses,...
August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
July 10, 2017
NRC to discuss nuclear plant's 2016 safety record
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will be available to discuss the 2016 safety performance of the Prairie Island nuclear plant during an open house 5-7 p.m. July 12 in the Red Wing Public Library. This will include the resident inspectors based at the site on a full-time basis....
July 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 23, 2017
Viewpoint: See how we're 'powering our community'
Prairie Island nuclear plant is one of the region's largest employers. Our team would like to invite you to learn a bit more about what we do and how we power our community at the open house we are hosting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
May 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
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
January 27, 2015
Prairie Island's Unit 1 shut down for work
Operators shut down Prairie Island nuclear plant’s Unit 1 at 7:56 p.m. Monday, Xcel Energy said. The unit was shut down so workers could replace a reactor coolant pump. THE work is expected to take about two weeks. The situation poses no danger to the public or plant employees,...
January 27, 2015 - 11:11am
December 31, 2014
2014 top stories: #3 - Prairie Island marks 40 years of power
Staff at Prairie Island nuclear plant kept busy in 2014. Between finishing a refueling outage in January and starting another one in October,...
December 31, 2014 - 4:00pm
December 29, 2014
Unit 1 at nuclear plant returns to full power
Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant’s Unit 1 returned to full power at 12 a.m. today, Xcel Energy said. Operators returned the unit to full power after workers replaced a reactor coolant pump seal during an outage that started on Dec. 10. The situation posed no danger to...
December 29, 2014 - 3:39pm
December 1, 2014
Prairie Island plant returns to full power
Prairie Island nuclear plant’s Unit 1 reactor has returned to full power after a refueling and maintenance outage, Xcel Energy said Monday. The unit was back to full power at 2:02 p.m. Friday after an outage that began Oct. 8. During the outage, 600 contractors helped staff replace...
December 1, 2014 - 1:56pm
June 19, 2014
Nuclear plant hosting open house
Prairie Island nuclear plant will celebrate 40 years with a community event Saturday June 28. A public open house and tour will be held at the Prairie Island Training Center, where the public also can visit displays, learn about the nuclear industry and plant and tour the full-scale...
June 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
May 27, 2014
Nuclear plant back to full power
RED WING - Prairie Island nuclear plant’s Unit 2 reactor was restored to full power this weekend after operators completed work, Xcel Energy...
May 27, 2014 - 12:07pm
July 12, 2013
NRC: Prairie Island plant operating safely
The Prairie Island nuclear plant had some issues in 2012, but overall operated safely, Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said. NRC and Xcel Energy officials met publically Thursday evening at the Red Wing library to go over the 2012 assessment.
July 12, 2013 - 12:22pm
July 2, 2013
Nuke plant meeting is July 11
A public meeting between Prairie Island nuclear plant staff and Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials is planned for 7 p.m. July 11 at the Red Wing library. The annual meeting will cover the end-of-cycle assessment for the plant in 2012.
July 2, 2013 - 12:57pm
June 16, 2013
Xcel is moving 'full-steam ahead'
It's been more than 13 years since Prairie Island nuclear plant has opened its doors to community members. But on Thursday, Xcel Energy invited...
June 16, 2013 - 2:00pm