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Minnesota Power adding wind turbines in ND

August 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. Minnesota Power is increasing the amount of electricity it generates using wind power. Continue Reading

Crews verify, check turbine repairs

October 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR DeWind technicians were in Willmar today to verify and check repairs made last week to the south wind turbine tower owned by Willmar Municipal Utilities. Continue Reading

Wind turbines create windfall for counties, townships

April 1, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The wind turbines scattered across southwest Minnesota have made a tremendous economic impact on the region, from construction crews settling in our communities to payments made to landowners for easements. Perhaps the greatest economic impact, however, is now being seen in counties where turbines harness the wind and convert it into kilowatt hours. Continue Reading

SD wind project limited by lack of power lines

January 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) North Dakota is expected to add hundreds of megawatts of wind energy this year, while development has slowed to a near stop in South Dakota. The difference seems to be the availability of high-voltage power lines to ship the power to cities that need it.
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UM gets US grants for $1.2M coal power studies

July 20, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday that it has awarded two grants to the University of Michigan to underwrite $1.2 million in research on the use of coal-based fuels in clean-burning advanced turbines.
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Utility pleased with status report on city’s two wind turbines

April 28, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR A report on Willmar Municipal Utilities two wind turbines indicates the turbines continue to improve as utility officials had anticipated.
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Wind turbine status report on council agenda

March 18, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Willmar City Council will receive a report on the status of the Municipal Utilities’ wind turbine project at 7 p.m. on Monday in the chambers at the utility building, 700 Litchfield Ave. S.W.
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Rotor, blades topple from ND wind tower

March 18, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) The turbine box and three huge blades from a wind tower in north-central North Dakota crashed to the ground. Continue Reading

Wind turbine sidelined over weekend due to an oil leak

September 13, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR An oil leak sidelined one of Willmar Municipal Utilities two wind turbines over the weekend.
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