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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80+ tribes dance at Prairie Island powwow

Rochester Post-Bulletin, July 13, 2015: Nearly 700 Native American dancers from across the country visited Prairie Island Indian Community for a three-day competition during the Wacipi Celebration. Read full article

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Prairie Island graduation rate stunning

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

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