Prairie Island Indian Community Aims to Become Net-Zero Energy Community

PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn., April 18, 2018 – Legislation introduced today would help the Prairie Island Indian Community become a net-zero energy community, one of the first tribes in the United States to achieve that status and one of only a handful of Minnesota communities aiming to offset all of its energy use by becoming a net zero producer of emissions from energy generation.

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Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund Awards Prairie Island Indian Community With A Grant To Build A New Playspace In Upper Island At Dakota Circle

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) Legacy Fund today awarded a $100,000 grant to the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) to help create a culturally-relevant recreation space and establish one of the first community gathering areas in a neighborhood a few miles from the main reservation. The PIIC is working closely with language and…

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Prairie Island Indian Community Authorizes Regional Public Safety Grants

Prairie Island Indian Community Authorizes Regional Public Safety Grants Red Wing, Minn. (October 26, 2017) The Tribal Council of the Prairie Island Indian Community has authorized $31,000 in public safety grants to three neighboring communities. The grants focus on improving the capacity of the three agencies to more quickly and efficiently respond to events that…

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U.S Court of Appeals upholds rule on nuclear waste storage

Red Wing Republican Eagle, June 8, 2016: The Prairie Island Indian Community was disappointed yet again in their quest to rid the island of spent nuclear fuel as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday upheld a 2014 ruling allowing the continual onsite storage of the radioactive material. Read full…

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Prairie Island Indian Community Initiates Land Trust Application with the Federal Government for Metro Area Land Parcel; Purchase authorized by Minnesota statue for safe land away from nuclear power plant

WELCH, Minn., June 8, 2016 – Prairie Island Indian Community has submitted an application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to have a 112-acre parcel of land in West Lakeland Township placed into federal trust. The Minnesota Statute 216B.1645, which allowed for the increased storage of nuclear waste at the Prairie Island Nuclear Power…

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Tribal Council pledges to lead, protect

Republican Eagle, Dec. 19, 2015: Tribal Council’s priorities for the next two years is focused on safety, economic diversity, and high-quality education for the community’s youths, among others. Read full article

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