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Erik Haider operates a directional drill Monday while co-worker Kenny Fransen, below, who is working from a location a few hundred yards away, tracks Haider's progress. Haider and Fransen work for Midwest Underground. The company is running a power line from Willmar High School -- where two wind turbines will be erected -- to a point where the line can be connected to the local power grid. The turbines are currently being tested at a plant in Texas. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Factory tests city's turbines

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WILLMAR -- Factory acceptance tests on Willmar's two new wind turbines are under way at the DeWind Inc. plant in Round Rock, Texas.

Wes Hompe, staff electrical engineer for the Willmar Municipal Utilities, is at the factory to watch the tests, which began Monday morning and are to be completed by Wednesday, said Bruce Gomm, Willmar utilities general manager.


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