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Public Service Commission Approves Wind Farm

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Wind Farms are becoming a more common sight on North Dakota's landscape, and now another farm will be built in the southeastern part of the state.

The Public Service Commission approved Geronimo Energy's Courtenay Wind Farm, after the company agreed to remove nine of the proposed 136 turbines from their plan. Those nine turbines caused safety concerns for owners of a nearby crop spraying business, but Commissioner Brian Kalk says the owners should be happy after the unanimous vote.

"And that's what happened today. So I would assume that they are happy, And on the other side of the coin is the company is still going to be able to have the number of wind turbines they need to meet the end goal of 200 megawatts. So there's a lot of land owners involved. So the project is going to move forward, and I'm happy the way it worked out," says Kalk.

The entire project covers about 21,000 acres in Stutsman County. Developers plan do have the project completed by late 2015.

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