Julian StephonWendell Smith has been charged with aggravated battery for his role in a strip club brawl near Red Wing Friday night. The assault left a Prairie Island power plant worker from Ohio in a coma just two days before he was set to return home. Smith, 23, was released yesterday on $7,500 ba ... More >>
Descendants of Dakota Indians are suing southern Minnesota property owners to set up a new reservation on land that was once promised by the federal government. A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks to evict the current inhabitants of 12 square miles northwest of New Ulm and asks for monetary d ... More >>
The Minneapolis City Council recently approved a resolution renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day on all officials city communication.Minneapolis hasn't scrapped Columbus Day altogether, though. Going forward, the city will jointly recognize Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day on the s ... More >>
In a move worthy of Homer Simpson, a security supervisor at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island nuclear power plant was fired after he was caught faking a drug test urine sample.Homer certainly would've tested positive for Duff, but the Prairie Island worker was probably trying to hide the fact he had been ... More >>
The Prairie Island Indian Community near Red Wing is concerned that the federal government's about-face on Yucca Mountain means the nuclear waste storage site 600 yards from their land isn't going anywhere soon.
Happily for us--but less so for our cheese-loving neighbors to the east--the man who reportedly bought bogus degrees in nuclear engineering and accounting has found a new job. At a Wisconsin nuclear po ... More >>
McCain-Feingold was supposed to stop the flow of soft money. So what's with all the attack ads?
Xcel energy spearheads a high-stakes plan to store nuclear waste on a tiny, dirt-poor Indian reservation in the Utah desert
It's time for the U.S. to put up its nukes
Pawlenty and the legislature go for "shared sacrifice" --with a vengeance
Xcel comes begging for more nuclear waste storage
A new book uncovers the real story of the aggrieved Indians, earth first!ers, idealists, frauds, anarchists, lost souls, and free spirits who fought against highway 55
Why is the nuclear-power industry courting Norm Coleman?
Norm Coleman's new job, by the numbers
Terrorism puts industry self-regulation on ice
NSP hands the keys for its Minnesota reactors to a holding company. Is this part of a dangerous chain reaction in the nuclear power industry?
On the Shakopee Mdewakanton reservation, dissidents want to know: Who is an Indian?
Alfalfa electricity? Northern States Power planted the idea, Minnesota farmers grew it, and a bitter tug-of-war chopped it down.
Lakota artist Francis Yellow turns historical injuries into polemical offensives
Under the 1994 Prairie Island law, NSP must pay millions into a clean-energy fund. Fine, says the power company--but define "pay."
Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.
A fake flyer making the rounds at the Capitol suggests NSP wants to pay itself millions in fines for failing to move nuclear waste off Prairie Island. Lawmakers say the parody is eerily accurate.
Citing growing health problems, Dakota residents at Prairie Island ask the Legislature for help in relocating away from the nuclear waste on their reservation.
The cost of clean electricity, environmentalists say, should be borne by all Minnesota ratepayers, not just ecologically minded customers who can afford the premium.
For the first time ever, citizens convinced the feds not to license a nuclear facility.
Minnesota pols never stand so tall as when they loom over black youths.
NSP's Disaster Plan
Railroads built this town.
When a group of activists gained access to private papers from NSP's lawsuit against Westinghouse, they got a rare look at one of the nuclear industry's most serious problems.
How casino millions changed life on the Mdewakanton Dakota reservation in Shakopee.