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December 27, 2010
Letter: Keep the wind ordinance intact
To the Editor: In response to Goodhue County Commissioner Richard Samuelson (R-E, Dec. 15): The MPUC, who issues permits for large wind developments, chose to send AWA Goodhue Wind's permit request to an administrative law judge because Goodhue County's wind ordinance is in some...
December 27, 2010 - 7:10am
December 16, 2010
Letter: A 10-rotor diameter setback remains
To the Editor: I'm writing this because I am caught up in a very controversial wind energy development in the 2nd District. We have landowners who have signed a contract with AWA Wind, who favor the development. There are also those who are opposed to it. Both groups want my support....
December 16, 2010 - 7:00am
December 12, 2010
Kenyon Wind project in doubt after state denies permit extension
A plan to build a wind farm near Kenyon suffered a major setback Thursday after a state commission denied a request for two more years to secure a buyer for energy generated by the project. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted down the petition -- filed in October by...
December 12, 2010 - 9:16am
December 9, 2010
Kenyon Wind project in doubt after state denies permit extension
A plan to build a wind farm near Kenyon suffered a major setback Thursday after a state commission denied a request for two more years to secure a buyer for energy generated by the project. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted down the petition -- filed in October by Kenyon...
December 9, 2010 - 5:24pm
December 8, 2010
Letter: Board should respect ordinance
To the Editor: Goodhue County Commissioner Ron Allen wrote an excellent letter to the editor (R-E, Dec. 1) regarding the county's new wind ordinance and the letters Commissioners Richard Samuelson, Dan Rechtzigel and Jim Bryant sent to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...
December 8, 2010 - 12:12pm
December 3, 2010
Letter: Officials must support wind ordinance as is
To the Editor: I thank Commissioner Ron Allen for his letter to the paper regarding the conduct of some our county commissioners in light of the current controversial wind issue. Residents of this county deserve a full accounting of how our elected officials are handling this...
December 3, 2010 - 5:38pm
December 2, 2010
Letter: Examine what setbacks mean
To the Editor: What is on the line in the decision to apply Goodhue County's setbacks in the permitting of AWA Goodhue's wind project? The future of the planet? Not likely. The future of wind development in Goodhue County? Maybe, but only if you assume that wind can...
December 2, 2010 - 7:42am
November 23, 2010
PUC upholds delay of Goodhue Wind project
Wind developers hoping for a prompt decision on the Goodhue Wind project were disappointed today by a state decision that sets the stage for months of contested case hearings. Commissioners with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously not to overturn a recent...
November 23, 2010 - 11:43am
Letter: Be thankful for Goodhue Wind Truth
To the Editor: It boggles my mind that the wind project developers and some of our elected and appointed county officials can't seem to understand that if huge turbines cannot be safely sited in an area, they don't belong there. Goodhue Wind Truth has provided plenty of evidence...
November 23, 2010 - 9:53am
November 21, 2010
Samuelson's shifting wind position draws fire
Richard Samuelson changed his position and the resulting outcry -- from two fellow County Board members and opponents of the proposed Goodhue...
November 21, 2010 - 8:13am
November 20, 2010
Letter: Letter to PUC preceded board meeting
To the Editor: Thursday morning I received a notification from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission that a number of items had been received as "public comment" this past week regarding the AWA Goodhue Wind Project. Within those comments was a letter by Commissioner Richard...
November 20, 2010 - 4:51pm
Letter: Samuelson, please give us answers
To the Editor: The Wednesday edition of the Red Wing paper quoted Goodhue County Commissioner Richard Samuelson as saying "I made a mistake" when voting in favor of the 10 times rotor diameter setback for industrial wind turbines in the county. Originally, Samuelson was in favor...
November 20, 2010 - 7:50am
November 5, 2010
National Wind asks state to reverse delay
Attorneys representing wind development company National Wind have asked a state regulating body to reconsider its recent vote to delay a decision on the Goodhue Wind project. Frederickson and Byron, P.A. of Minneapolis filed a "Petition for Reconsideration" today with the Minnesota...
November 5, 2010 - 5:03pm
October 26, 2010
Letter: Minnesota PUC gets the message
To the Editor: Goodhue County residents and county and state officials met in St. Paul before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Oct. 21. Reps. Steve Drazkowski and Tim Kelly expressed concern with the cookie-cutter approach in siting huge industrial wind projects. Goodhue...
October 26, 2010 - 3:38pm
October 25, 2010
National Wind: 'All options on the table' after delay
Faced with a delay of several months to a state decision on the Goodhue Wind project, a National Wind official said today that "all options are on the table" for the future of the planned wind development. Senior wind developer Chuck Burdick said company officials are scrambling...
October 25, 2010 - 3:18pm