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Associated Press, Published September 18 2013

Developers abandon Minn. wind farm plan

MINNEAPOLIS – Developers have formally abandoned their efforts to build a wind farm in Goodhue County of southeastern Minnesota that drew strong citizen opposition because of the threat to eagles and bats.

In a filing made public Tuesday, New Era Wind Farm LLC told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission it no longer intends to develop the project.

New Era had hoped to build a 78-megawatt wind farm near Zumbrota. But it was unable to overcome opposition from local groups, regulatory hurdles and issues with Xcel Energy Inc.


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