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Minn. Nuclear Plant Returns To Full Power

Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant is back at full power 10 days after shutting down.

10/31/2011

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Monticello Nuclear Plant Automatically Shuts Down

Operators of the Monticello nuclear power plant are investigating what caused a transformer to lock out, prompting the plant to automatically shut down.

10/21/2011

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NRC Inspecting Monticello Nuclear Power Plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection of the Monticello nuclear power plant.

09/13/2011

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Teen Accused Of Stealing Credit Card Info From ‘Hundreds’ Of McDonald’s Drive-Thru Customers

If you got something to eat at the Monticello McDonald’s on East 7th Street in July or August, police say your credit card information may have been compromised.

09/09/2011

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Xcel Energy To String Power Lines With Helicopters

Xcel Energy is asking drivers on Interstate 94 to keep their eyes on the road. Starting on Tuesday, crews will begin using a helicopter to string wires between Monticello and St. Cloud.

08/15/2011

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Helicopter To String Lines Along Interstate 94

Utility crews will start using a helicopter this week to string wires on poles along a high-voltage transmission line from Monticello to St. Cloud.

08/15/2011

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Counterfeit Currency Scam Busted In Monticello

Store clerks are often trained to spot counterfeit currency. Using special felt markers, they’ll check to see if the money tendered is worth the paper it’s printed on. If the marker stripe on the large denomination bill turns yellow, chances are the bill is legitimate.

08/05/2011

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Driver Ejected In Police Chase On I-94 Near Monticello

A driver fleeing from police was ejected when the car rolled into a median on Interstate 94 near Monticello, Minn.

07/26/2011

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Mike Lynch Competes In Monticello’s Blueberry Pie-Eating Contest

Mike Lynch competed in a Blueberry Pie-Eating contest at Monticello Riverfest on Saturday afternoon.

07/11/2011

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Monticello Nuclear Plant Fired Up

The Monticello nuclear power plant has been returned to full service.

07/01/2011

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Minn. Nuclear Plant Shuts Down To Replace Valve

Operators have temporarily shut down the Monticello nuclear power plant to replace a safety relief valve.

06/24/2011

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Monticello’s ‘Swan Lady’ Loses Life To Cancer

There are few places in Minnesota where the raw beauty of wildlife comes so close, so loud. The astonishing sight of hundreds, at times thousands, of trumpeter swans creates a stirring cacophony across the Mississippi River’s frigid waters.

04/06/2011

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Radioactive Material Detected In Minnesota Air

Trace amounts of radioactive material have been found in air samples in St. Paul and two other locations, likely from the damaged nuclear power plants in Japan.

04/05/2011

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Minnesota Nuclear Plants Drill For Disaster

The U.S. has 103 nuclear reactors generating electricity in 31 states and Minnesota is home to three of them. Xcel Energy operates two at its Prairie Island facility and one in Monticello.

03/14/2011

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Former Hecker Dealership Now Nuclear Training Site

Denny Hecker’s former Suzuki dealership in Monticello is now void of that new car smell. But despite the large “For Sale” sign along the road, the building is hardly gathering dust.

02/03/2011

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