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Xcel Energy is moving forward with plans to remove the 1905-built Minnesota Falls dam, including this raceway, which was part of a hydro-electric system removed in 1961. Tribune file photo

Granite Falls, Minn., opts against pursuing ownership of 107-year-old dam

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GRANITE FALLS -- Xcel Energy will be awarding a bid for the demolition of the 1905-built Minnesota Falls dam in August, unless a party unexpectedly steps forward with an interest to purchase it.


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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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