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Associated Press, Published December 17 2012

Wind turbine nearly operational at Lake Region St

DEVILS LAKE — Lake Region State College will have a fully functional wind turbine in about a month.

The turbine will serve as a learning lab for students in the college's wind energy program and also will provide power for the Devils Lake campus and excess energy that the school will sell to help offset the cost of the project.

College President Doug Darling tells the Minot Daily News that the college has been working on the project since 2006. Ground-breaking was held in October, and the tower had been erected by the end of November. Electrical wiring work is still being done.

There are 19 students in the college's wind energy program this fall.

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