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Minnesota Independent shutting down

The news site's editor Jon Collins tells MinnPost that parent company American Independent News Network is laying him off and closing the site, among others around the country, as it merges with another media company.
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The news site's editor Jon Collins tells MinnPost that parent company American Independent News Network is laying him off and closing the site, among others around the country, as it merges with another media company.

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Monticello nuclear plant shuts down

Xcel Energy says its Monticello nuclear power plant automatically shut down at 11:07 a.m. Tuesday, but officials aren't sure why and a cause is being investigated, the Pioneer Press reports. All plant safety systems were functioning, officials with the Minneapolis-based utility said. The shutdown posed no danger to the public or workers, Xcel officials said. The plant is not expected to be down long.

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An Xcel Energy spokeswoman says low oil pressure in the plant's turbines triggered an automatic shutdown over the weekend. The company says the safety system functioned as designed and that no one was in danger.

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Regulators closed Home Savings of America in Minnesota, including two branches in California. Customers will receive checks in the mail for the amount of their insured deposits. The FDIC could not find another financial institution to take it over. Loan customers are suppose to continue making their payments as usual.

Stratosphere fair ride shut down yet again

The Stratosphere swing ride, which has malfunctioned several times this year at the Minnesota State Fair, was shut down again Wednesday night, fair officials said. Guests were let off the ride and it was tested without riders, WCCO reported. Operators are now changing out a part as a safety precaution. Late Wednesday, it was not clear when the ride would reopen.

Oil spill shuts down Superior-Chicago pipeline

A pipeline carrying crude oil to Chicago area refineries has leaked about 1,200 barrels of oil, Enbridge Energy Partners said Saturday. The Associated Press reports the spill was contained to a field near Grand Marsh, Wis. and nobody was hurt. The U.S. Pipeline Safety Agency is investigating the spill.

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