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Otter Tail Power pulls out of Big Stone II project

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The utility leading an effort to build a $1.6 billion coal-fired power plant in South Dakota that would serve five states has pulled out of the project.

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Minnesota-based Otter Tail Power Co. decided Friday to abandon its plans for Big Stone II. Otter Tail cited the economic downturn and uncertainty about federal legislation to regulate carbon emissions.

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