STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT When the wind blows
I was sitting near a window, eating lunch on Wednesday, when I noticed a large piece of cardboard skipping through the parking lot, going completely airborne every once in a while thanks to our lovely... Posted on 4/3/13 at 5:00 PM
CAPITOL CHATTER Obama touts advances in wind power
Wind is a major topic on President Barack Obamas campaign swing through Iowa, and not by chance the White House today released a report showing wind power use is growing.
The report shows Minnesota p... Posted on 8/14/12 at 12:10 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING The Wind Has a Message
I generally keep chocolate around in case of an emergency, and today I opened up the foil on a fortune chocolate. That's what I call those little individually-wrapped bite-sized portions of chocolate ... Posted on 1/24/12 at 6:22 PM
ST. PAUL – Heavy snow compaction and ice from Thursday’s extensive snowfall are making travel difficult to hazardous from the southwest corner to the northeast corner of Minnesota. Roads in the Twin Cities Metro area are in fair condition.
WORTHINGTON — With wind speeds topping 46 miles per hour — 53 mph at the top of the tower — Lars Falck, a representative of juwi Germany, clipped a bright red ribbon to signify the commissioning of Nobles County’s newest wind farm and Minnesota’s tallest towers.
Ken Gacke, Brandon, S.D., cuts across the surface of Lake Okabena while sailboarding Wednesday afternoon in Worthington. “The water is still kind of chilly,” Gacke said of his first time out this season.
200-megawatt Prairie Rose Wind Farm will be online in December
LUVERNE — By the end of this year, visitors to the Blue Mounds near Luverne will notice a change in scenery to the north and west, thanks to the largest wind energy project Rock County has ever seen.
WORTHINGTON — The wind turbines scattered across southwest Minnesota have made a tremendous economic impact on the region, from construction crews settling in our communities to payments made to landowners for easements. Perhaps the greatest economic impact, however, is now being seen in counties where turbines harness the wind and convert it into kilowatt hours.
READING — More than two dozen people attended a public hearing Monday afternoon in Reading to hear more about a planned 30.75-megawatt wind farm in portions of Summit Lake and Larkin townships in Nobles County.
Blustery winds containing a cold bite and harshly crashing waves didn’t stop several area fishermen from doing a bit of angling Monday afternoon on Lake Okabena. Winds are forecasted to blow again today and reach gusts of possibly 40 mph.
Bean, corn fields suffer significant losses
READING — Twisted sheet metal remained scattered in a soybean field south of Reading Monday afternoon, remnants of a storm packed with winds, heavy rain and hail that stripped soybean plants to the stem and left corn flattened in an area at least two miles wide and about four miles in length.
Alejandra Murillo, 14, and Christa Alcala, 13, both of Worthington, get splashed by the huge waves slamming against the wall on Sailboard Beach Tuesday afternoon as wind gusts reached up to 50 mph around the area.
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.
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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