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2009-10-15 14:11:00

RED WING, Minn., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Indian Community today called on President Barack Obama to follow the law and deliver on the federal government's decades-old mandate and promise to establish a permanent repository for the nation's commercial nuclear waste. The Tribe's urging comes after Congress approved the FY2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill which cuts funding for the proposed national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., to record low...

2008-10-29 18:00:13

RED WING, Minn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prairie Island Tribal Council and Prairie Island Indian Community appreciate the opportunity to present our concerns in response to Xcel Energy's application to re-license the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant during today's Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearing in Hastings, Minn. We know this is a step in the larger process and we look forward to working with the NRC and Xcel Energy to come to a solution that addresses our Community's many...


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2012-06-18 07:11:48

Symbol: CAGR21 Group: Dicot Family: Scrophulariaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   CAHOG Castilleja hololeuca Greene ssp. grisea (Dunkle) Munz Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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