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File Photo: Workers prepare to lift a rotor onto an awaiting tower north of Rushmore Monday afternoon. Of the 134 wind turbines in the Nobles Wind Farm, 75 have been completely erected. The project is expected to be completed by early December. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

Wind farm developer to pay county, townships for road damage

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WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a modification to the development agreement between the county and enXco that will have the company paying for necessary road repairs rather than contracting for the work to be done.

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The initial agreement stated the company would be responsible to maintain and repair roads that were used during the 2010 construction of the Nobles Wind Farm. Now, enXco and the county -- along with all four of the townships involved -- have agreed to a monetary settlement.

This story will be updated tonight with more details.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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