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Wind farm developer to pay county, townships for road damage

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)

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.

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.

Julie Buntjer

Julie Buntjer joined the Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at

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