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Police: Red Wing Chase Ends With Man Jumping Into River

A 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.

05/17/2012

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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.

02/07/2012

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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?

01/05/2012

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Operators Shut Down Prairie Island Unit 1

Xcel Energy has shut down Unit 1 of its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing to fix an oil leak on a turbine valve.

07/01/2011

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant (credit: CBS)

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Licenses Renewed

Xcel Energy Inc. says federal regulators have renewed the operating licenses for its Prairie Island nuclear plant for another 20 years.

06/28/2011

Prairie Island Nuclear Plant (credit: CBS)

Prairie Island’s Unit 2 Is Up And Running

Unit Two of the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing is up and running again after a storm on Monday triggered its shutdown.

05/11/2011

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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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NRC Sets Public Meeting On Prairie Island Problems

The 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.

12/07/2010

It's Only A Test At Prairie Island Nuclear Plant

A drill is planned Tuesday at the Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing.

07/27/2010