Prairie Island

Xcel Energy Plans To Retire 2 Of 3 Coal-Fired Sherco UnitsXcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker.
Operators Shut Down Unit 2 At Prairie Island Nuclear PlantOperators have safely shut down Unit 2 of the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing.
Police: Red Wing Chase Ends With Man Jumping Into RiverA 38-year-old Welch man is in jail after he led police on a chase through Red Wing early Thursday morning and jumped from a bridge into the Mississippi River.
NRC Says Spill At Prairie Island Posed No Danger The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a spill of radioactive tritium at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island Nuclear Plant was so small the utility wasn't required to report it.
Good Question: How Dangerous Is Nuclear Energy?Minnesota emergency management officials executed the first alert in the history of Minnesota's Prairie Island nuclear plant Thursday, when chlorine spilled after a break in a 2-inch pipe. While the level two alert was not a threat to the public, it left some to wonder: How dangerous is nuclear energy?
Operators Shut Down Prairie Island Unit 1Xcel Energy has shut down Unit 1 of its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing to fix an oil leak on a turbine valve.
Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Licenses RenewedXcel Energy Inc. says federal regulators have renewed the operating licenses for its Prairie Island nuclear plant for another 20 years.
Prairie Island's Unit 2 Is Up And RunningUnit Two of the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing is up and running again after a storm on Monday triggered its shutdown.
Radioactive Material Detected In Minnesota AirTrace 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.
Minnesota Nuclear Plants Drill For DisasterThe 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.
NRC Sets Public Meeting On Prairie Island ProblemsThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to find out what Xcel Energy is doing to resolve staff performance problems at the Prairie Island plant near Red Wing.
It's Only A Test At Prairie Island Nuclear Plant