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2013 top stories: #7 - Goodhue County wind project bows out

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After years of research and public testimony, citizens groups opposing a 78-megawatt wind farm in Goodhue County declared victory after the developer chose to abandon the controversial project this fall.


The writing on the wall for the doomed New Era Wind project started to become clear Feb. 28 when the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted to reopen discussion of the project’s certificate of need.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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