Xcel Energy Inc., Minneapolis, has restarted Unit 2 at its Prairie Island nuclear power plant after completing maintenance on a drain line. The reactor, which was shut down May 18, was back at full power Saturday afternoon, the company said.


The board of directors of Hawkins Inc., Roseville, has authorized a share repurchase program of up to 300,000 shares of its common stock. The share ­repurchase program is to offset the impact of dilution from issuances relating to employee and director equity grants and the company’s employee stock ­purchase program.