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Minnesota Power cheers 15th ship with wind farm parts

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — If it were always as blustery at the Duluth Seaway Port Authority as it was Monday morning, the Port would be a natural mecca for harnessing wind energy.
Because that isn’t the case, the Port Authority has found another way to he…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

LM Wind Power adds jobs in Grand Forks

October 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Wind turbine blade maker LM Wind Power, one of the area’s largest manufacturers, will have almost 600 employees in Grand Forks at the end of 2013, the company announced Monday. Continue Reading

Nicole Lederer, New York column: Time and Congress run out on wind industry

September 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The wind industry, which was booming while the rest of our economy was struggling, now is in danger of withering away.
Who’s to blame? Congress. Continue Reading

George Fenwick, The Plains, Va., column: Ill wind blows for America’s eagles

June 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Although it has the potential to be a green source of energy, wind power as it currently is being developed kills hundreds of thousands birds each year, including bald and golden eagles. Continue Reading

John Anderson, Washington, column: Keep windmills’ impacts in perspective

December 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Studies comparing the impacts of different energy sources consistently find wind power’s impact among the lowest not surprising, given that wind power requires no mining or drilling for fuel, uses virtually no water and creates no air pollution, water pollution or greenhouse gases. Continue Reading

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Lake Region State College Aiming For Spring Construction of Wind Turbine

October 17, 2011 in WDAZ

DEVILS LAKE (WDAZ-TV) – Lake Region State College is trying to be more green and upgrade its tech coursework at the same time.
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OUR OPINION: Oil, wind firms alike should protect birds

September 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If that happens — if the wildlife standards are made mandatory — then errant or careless wind-farm operators will start being prosecuted, too. Continue Reading

Government OKs building plan for Massachusetts offshore wind farm

April 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A federal agency approved a construction and operations plan for the Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast, clearing the way for work to begin on America’s first offshore wind farm as early as this fall, U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar announced today. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Wind power and birds: Location, location, location

April 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“On balance, Audubon strongly supports wind power as a clean alternative energy source that reduces the threat of global warming. Location, however, is important.”
That’s the official position of the National Audubon Society, and it’s a reasonable approach for society in years to come. Continue Reading

LM Wind to open research and development division in Grand Forks

April 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

LM Wind Power said today that it’s opening a new research and development lab in Grand Forks, complementing the wind turbine-blade plant in the city’s Industrial Park. Continue Reading