FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY WCHA weekly preview: March 18-24
Review of last week
The first round of the WCHA playoffs was fairly predictable, with the higher seed winning in five of six series:
#1 St. Cloud State swept #12 Alaska Anchorage
#2 Minnesota swept ... Posted on 3/19/13 at 9:10 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Authorities investigate Prairie Island nuclear plant bleach leak
No radiation leaked and there were no injuries this morning when 522 gallons of chlorine bleach leaked out of a broken pipe at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing, Minn.
This is a ... Posted on 1/5/12 at 1:24 PM
Xcel Energy has reduced its proposed Minnesota electric rate increase. The Minneapolis-based utility said Monday it lowered its proposed rate increase to 8.2 percent. Xcel proposed a rate hike of 10.7 percent in November.
The Minneapolis-based utility has told regulators in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas that it will look for up to 200 megawatts of wind power by April 1. The federal tax credit for wind production has been extended to next January.
Judi Paukert has a knack for getting to the top, a talent she developed early and won her leadership roles later. Paukert, the community relations manager with Xcel Energy, is being recognized for her work on area boards and organizations, and her ability to lead community projects.
Brandi Jewett and Christopher Bjorke
, January 18, 2013
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Prairie Island Indian Community have agreed to cooperate on some issues as the agency considers the fate of spent nuclear fuel at Xcel Energy's nuclear plant in Red Wing.
Xcel Energy Inc. has shut down two of Minnesota's three nuclear reactors.
The Monticello plant had been operating at 10-percent power since the weekend, and operators shut down Prairie Island's Unit 1 plant Tuesday.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public meeting with representatives of Xcel Energy on Tuesday to discuss the agency's annual safety assessment for the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant.
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