Minnesota Public Radio, June 8, 2016: Tom Weber talks with Prairie Island Tribal Council President Shelley Buck and Vice President Lucy “Lu” Taylor about why they bought the land, and what it’s like to live so close to the Prairie Island nuclear plant. Full article and audio here.
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…
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…
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
Rochester Post-Bulletin, June 27, 2015: Prairie Island students enrolled in the Red Wing School District consistently have crossed the 90 percent graduation threshold, where the national average has hovered in the mid-60s. Read Full Article
Fox 9, May 14, 2015: For the Prairie Island Indian community near Red Wing, Minn., oil trains are too close for comfort. Many buildings, including the police station, are within 500 feet of that rail line. Watch video
Rochester Post-Bulletin, Oct. 28, 2014: The Prairie Island Indian Community has joined three states in filing a legal challenge of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s recent ruling regarding onsite storage of nuclear waste. Read full article
MPR News, Jan. 8, 2013: Decades after President Ronald Reagan signed the act into law, nuclear waste is still being stored in temporary facilities across the country — including at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant. Read full article