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Minn. Community Fights Company To Preserve Landscape

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Dozens of members of a picturesque Minnesota community fought a proposal Monday night to bring a mine to their town. Windsor Permian, an oil and gas company out of Oklahoma, wants to […]


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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.


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Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Cockpit Fire

A plane had to make an emergency landing at the Red Wing Airport Thursday morning after its pilot reported smoke coming from the cockpit, authorities said.


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Xcel Clears Federal Hurdle For License Renewal

Xcel Energy has cleared an environmental hurdle in its request to renew the license for its Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing.


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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.


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Prairie Island Unit 2 Safely Shuts Down

A thunderstorm may have triggered a shutdown of Unit 2 of the Prairie Island nuclear plant near Red Wing.



SE Minn. Could Become Hotbed For ‘Frac Sand’

Under the forested bluffs of southeastern Minnesota lies an increasingly sought-after resource prized by the energy industry that’s attracting interest to the state from an increasing number of companies, which isn’t sitting well with some residents.


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Cold Weather Helps Delay Flood Crest In Red Wing

Many Minnesotans may not like the cold temperatures and the snow we just got, but those who are dealing with flooding love it.


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St. Paul, Other Cities Declare Snow Emergencies

The city of St. Paul has declared a snow emergency, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday evening.


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3 Survive Crash With Cow In SE Minnesota

A Rochester man is recovering after crashing into a wandering cow in southeast Minnesota.


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Coroner: Minn. Man Killed In Colorado Train Accident

The Denver coroner’s office has identified a man killed by a light-rail train as 19-year-old Harry Exner of Red Wing, Minn.


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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.


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Man, 18, In Critical Condition After Hit By Truck

An 18-year-old man is in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck on Highway 58 in Red Wing, Minn.


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Field Combine Hits, Kills Black Bear In Red Wing

A Red Wing-area farmer who unexpectedly heard a loud thud while combining in a cornfield quickly realized he’d hit and killed a black bear with his tractor.