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PUC makes wind farm’s demise official

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After years of delays and strong opposition by area residents, a controversial Goodhue County wind farm project has reached its end.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission accepted a request by developer New Era Wind to withdraw a certificate of need extension for the proposed 78-megawatt installation north of Zumbrota, according to an order released Wednesday.

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The PUC further voted to revoke New Era’s site permit and close all related dockets.

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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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