The Prairie Island Indian Community is petitioning the federal government for a deeper look at the risks of on-site storage of radioactive waste. The secretary of the 882-member tribe, whose land sits next to the Prairie Island nuclear power plant, says outdoor casks holding casks of spent fuel rods have been there for decades longer than ever intended.
Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal
Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.
Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse
Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home
The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Prairie Island nuclear reactor worries tribe
The Prairie Island Indian community says the failure of two backup generators at the Prairie Island nuclear plant is "very troubling," the Rochester Post Bulletin reports. Xcel Energy shut down one of its two reactors at the plant near Red Wing on Tuesday. Xcel assured no radiation was released.
NRC signs deal to work with Prairie Island tribe
Federal nuclear regulatory officials and Prairie Island Indian Community have agreed to cooperate on some issues as the agency considers how to deal with the high-level nuclear waste that has been piling up for years at Xcel Energy’s nuclear plant in Red Wing. Nuclear plants nationwide have been storing their own spent-fuel waste as long-discussed plans for a national waste repository have stalled.
Xcel Energy looks into 'unusual event' at Prairie Island nuclear plant
Officials at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant are investigating what it calls an "unusual event" after a piece of security equipment failed Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release. Xcel Energy said no radioactive material was released during the incident and there is no danger to the public or its workers.
Investigators look into 'unusual event' at Prairie Island Nuclear Plant
Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are investigating what triggered a low level emergency at the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant near Red Wing Tuesday morning. Plant officials say employees detected an increase in reactor coolant system leakage.
Xcel Energy drops plan to upgrade Prairie Island nuclear power plant
Xcel Energy says spending nearly $240 million to boost the power output at its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing is no longer a beneficial deal for customers, the Star Tribune reports. The Minneapolis-based utility first raised questions with regulators about the $310 million upgrade in March.
Security breach at Prairie Island nuclear plant called "low to moderate significance"
Regulators say a security violation at Xcel Energy's nuclear plant near Red Wing was spotted during an October inspection and was corrected then. They won't reveal the details of the violation but say follow-up inspections are planned.
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