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20-foot waves, winds up to 86 mph rock Lake Superior by Duluth
October 10, 2018 - 6:25pm
DULUTH -- Wind gusts of 50 mph were common across northeast Minnesota on Wednesday, Oct. 10, but there was one report of a gust as high as 86...
ND wind energy company to cut hours for factory retooling, but no permanent layoffs
December 21, 2017 - 9:00pm
GRAND FORKS—LM Wind Power will send some of its Grand Forks employees home for the next few weeks, but officials with the wind blade manufacturer...
Proposed ND projects would expand wind energy capacity in region
June 26, 2017 - 7:07pm
A Minnesota electrical cooperative is looking to meet its expansion needs with a new wind energy project in North Dakota, according to Jon Brekke,...
Increased wind energy setbacks pass House with amendments
April 4, 2017 - 11:03am
BISMARCK -- Increased setbacks for wind energy turbines passed the North Dakota House this week. House members approved Senate Bill 2313 in...
Xcel plans seven new wind-energy farms, two in ND
March 17, 2017 - 9:47am
FARGO -- Xcel Energy has announced its largest-ever wind power initiative. The utility will seek regulatory approval to add 1,550 megawatts...
Wind energy sector turns into largest renewable resource in U.S., sees massive expansion in North Dakota
February 13, 2017 - 1:01pm
GRAND FORKS — Those driving 3 miles north of Grand Forks may see something strange: long, narrow, pointed white giants sailing through the...
South-central South Dakota wind farm could be split up
January 10, 2017 - 11:55am
AVON, S.D. — A proposed wind farm near Avon in south-central South Dakota, which was tabled in September, could yet take off with a different...
Wind turbine project near Minot needs permit renewal
December 15, 2016 - 11:50am
BISMARCK -- A company holding a permit for a wind energy project in McHenry County in north-central North Dakota near Minot that hasn't yet been...
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
November 16, 2016 - 12:18pm
MEDORA, N.D. — Billings County Commissioners rejected the application for a 114-turbine wind farm on Tuesday. Orion Renewable Energy Group...
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
September 21, 2016 - 1:19pm
SOUTH OF DICKINSON, N.D. -- A group of antelope went about their business Tuesday morning with little to no care of the workers hoisting large...
Wind farms are no breeze in central South Dakota
September 13, 2016 - 12:26pm
AVON, S.D. -- Public outcry may have stopped another area wind project in south-central South Dakota its tracks. The state Public Utilities Commission...
Power generated by wind adds to grid, but it’s still backup to coal in N.D.
August 8, 2016 - 3:14pm
BISMARCK -- The 300 megawatts of power soon to be generated by 159 wind turbines in Stark and Hettinger counties won’t necessarily power homes...
LETTER: Don't blame coal plant's closure on wind energy
July 27, 2016 - 4:06pm
Jobs, investment, tax revenue, low-cost electricity and fuel diversification. That's what wind power brings to North Dakota every day. This...
With largest-ever N.D. wind farm planned, regulator blames coal plant closing on wind power
July 21, 2016 - 11:32am
BISMARCK, N.D. – After receiving an application for the largest individual wind farm permit in state history, North Dakota utility regulators...
Contentious wind energy project in western ND receives approval by PSC
July 6, 2016 - 3:25pm
BISMARCK—The final chapter of the contentious 152-turbine Brady Wind saga in southwestern North Dakota has came to an end.