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DeWind crews replacing wind turbine hydraulic tube

WILLMAR -- As part of ongoing maintenance, DeWind Company crews are replacing a hydraulic tube through the main shaft of Willmar Municipal Utilities' wind turbine No. 4, Wesley Hompe, utility staff electrical engineer, said today.

The utility's two turbines, No. 3 and No. 4, are located just north of Willmar Senior High School. Turbine No. 4 is the south tower.

Hompe said the procedure is fairly involved and may take a few days, and he said the turbine will be out of service until the replacement is complete.