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Associated Press, Published July 30 2013

Adams County residents sound off on wind farm idea

HETTINGER, N.D. — Residents in Adams County of North Dakota are debating a proposed wind farm.

The Dickinson Press reports (http://bit.ly/13WV4OV) the project would place up to 75 wind turbines in the county, which borders South Dakota in the far southwestern corner of the state.

Developers say the farm would provide $800,000 to be split among landowners and pump about $650,000 in tax revenue to the county each year.

Duck Creek Township resident Bill Elder says he's opposed to the project. He says his family chose to live in the area for the beauty of the land and the privacy, and believes the farm would be an eyesore.

County resident Larry Slater likes the idea. He says it would provide good shade for cattle and would be a tourist attraction for the county.