Associated Press, Published June 19 2013
Lake Region State in Devils Lake adds wind turbineDEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Lake Region State College has added a wind turbine for its technician training program.
Officials planned a Wednesday dedication for the 1.6-megawatt turbine about 4 miles northwest of the Devils Lake school.
College President Doug Darling tells the Grand Forks Herald (http://bit.ly/17VMLpT) that the turbine has been the missing piece from the school's wind energy program that started five years ago.
The project cost about $7.2 million. The turbine will be used for training and also to provide electricity for the campus.
The school has been averaging about 20 freshmen in its one-year wind energy technician certificate program. Darling says about half of the students stay to get a two-year certificate.
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