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16 Dec, 2015, 15:39 ET Prairie Island Indian Community Swears in New Tribal Council

 Today, the Prairie Island Indian Community swore five newly elected Tribal Council members into office during a community celebration at the...


17 Dec, 2013, 16:33 ET Prairie Island Indian Community Swears in New Tribal Council

The five newly elected members of the Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council were sworn into office during a community celebration...


07 Nov, 2013, 10:44 ET Prairie Island Indian Community Responds to CNN Scheduled Airing of Pro-Nuclear Documentary

The Prairie Island Indian Community's Tribal Council today issued the following statement in response to CNN's plans to air "Pandora's...


11 Oct, 2013, 11:04 ET Prairie Island Indian Community Issues Letter to President, Congressional Leaders, Urging an End to the Lock-out of Federal Nuclear Inspectors, NRC Employees

The Prairie Island Indian Community's (PIIC) five-member Tribal Council yesterday issued a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader...


11 Oct, 2012, 17:13 ET Prairie Island Indian Community Granted Federal Hearing in Fight against 40 Year Extension of Nuclear Waste Storage

 In a filing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) this week, the Prairie Island Indian Community (PIIC) previewed issues it...


14 Aug, 2012, 19:00 ET Prairie Island Indian Community Responds To Forced Shutdown Of Reactor At Xcel's Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant

 The Prairie Island Indian Community issued the following statement from Tribal Council President Johnny Johnson in response to today's...


08 Jun, 2012, 15:03 ET Prairie Island Indian Community Applauds Court Decision on Nuclear Storage, Presses for National Repository

The Prairie Island Indian Community today called on the federal government to fulfill its promise and legal obligation to remove nuclear waste from...


15 Oct, 2009, 15:11 ET Minnesota Indian Tribe Calls on President Obama to Find Solution to Nuclear Waste Issue; 'Continued Inaction is Irresponsible'

The Prairie Island Indian Community today called on President Barack Obama to follow the law and deliver on the federal government's...


05 Jun, 2008, 01:00 ET DOE Seeks Licensing Approval for Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Storage Site

RED WING, Minn., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A Minnesota Indian tribe is again echoing the need for a national nuclear waste repository following the...


04 Feb, 2008, 00:00 ET Primary Voters Urged to Consider Candidates' Nuclear Waste Position Before Casting Super Tuesday Ballots

RED WING, Minn., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As "Super Tuesday" approaches, an Indian tribe in Minnesota is urging voters to consider the candidates'...


16 Nov, 2007, 00:00 ET 'Nuclear Neighbor' Responds to Democratic Candidates Pledge to Kill Yucca Mountain Project

RED WING, Minn., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A small Indian community located near a nuclear waste site in Minnesota responded with...


31 Oct, 2007, 01:00 ET Minnesota Indian Tribe Calls on Congress to Solve Nuclear Waste Crisis Before Embracing New Era of Nuclear Power

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Minnesota Indian tribe today urged a Senate panel to deliver on a promise to move the nation's...


14 May, 2003, 01:00 ET New Poll Questions Support for Canterbury Park Racino

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a new statewide poll released today shows that Minnesotans think the Canterbury Park Racino...


14 May, 2001, 01:00 ET Prairie Island Indian Community Calls on State and Xcel to Honor Nuclear Waste Storage Agreement

PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Tribal Council today called on the state of Minnesota and Xcel Energy to honor a...


03 May, 2001, 01:00 ET Statement by Prairie Island Tribal Council Regarding Possible Legislation to Expand Nuclear Waste Storage at Xcel's Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant

PRAIRIE ISLAND, Minn., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- "It would be premature to comment on any possible legislation to expand storage of nuclear waste at...