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Wind farms, such as this one pictured, are popping up across the country. Minnesota ranks fourth in wind energy output in the U.S. Graphic: George Doyle/Getty Images/

Windy debate hits Parkers Prairie

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Nearly 100 people gathered at the Parkers Prairie Event Center Tuesday evening to listen to input on a proposed 70- to 100-megawatt wind energy project that would be built one mile north of Parkers Prairie.


About a dozen individuals stood up at the meeting to voice their reaction to the plan, which could include as many as 40 wind turbines. Of those, about seven were strongly opposed to the project.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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