Officials at the plant say no radioactive material escaped and the public is in no danger after chlorine bleach leaked from a tank inside the facility. Schools in Prescott and Ellsworth delayed classes as a precaution.
2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win
With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.
Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0
Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.
Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home
The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.
What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday
The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.
Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic
The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.
Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair
An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.
St. Paul schools add 2 days to winter break due to pandemic stress
The added days off are meant to acknowledge the stress the pandemic has caused.
Charges: St. Cloud mother killed baby, placed him in dumpster
The 4-month-old baby was found by officers on Sunday morning.
1 dead in crash at Lake Street intersection in south Minneapolis
There have been 465 deaths on Minnesota roads this year, according to the state's traffic division.
St. Paul restaurateur's businesses burglarized a 6th time
The owner of The Gnome and Hope Breakfast Bar is asking politicians to help St. Paul business owners.
Teen suffers life-threatening injuries in head-on crash in southern MN
The 18-year-old was airlifted to a Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester.
Foo Fighters abruptly cancel Gophers stadium show hours after announcing it
The band is looking for a new venue because of a disagreement over COVID protocols.
Some schools hope for improved communication after Prairie Island chemical leak
The leak of more than 500 gallons of chlorine bleach was a scare but apparently not a public health threat. The responses of neighboring school districts varied. While Red Wing issued no alert, Prescott announced a cancellation of classes, then changed that to a delay.
Prairie Island plant official maintains radioactive water leaks pose 'no risk'
Water leaks containing radioactive tritium and other chemicals from the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant pose 'no risk' according to a plant spokesman. The Red Wing Republican Eagle reports some 4,000 gallons of contaminated water have leaked from the facility since November. Officials say they reported the leaks to state and federal officials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Xcel Energy rethinks expansion of Prairie Island nuclear plant
The Minneapolis-based utility is asking Minnesota regulators to confirm the $310 million upgrade will benefit customers. Xcel says the project will take more time to complete and produce less power than originally thought. The company also says generating electricity with natural gas is more financially attractive because prices are at 10 year lows.
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