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Pacific Avenue, which runs north of the Municipal Utilities building in Willmar, has been closed for the construction of a protective shelter that is going to be built to protect the utilities supply of coal from the elements. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Planning continues for Willmar Municipal Utilities power plant improvements


WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities hopes to construct a building next to the power plant to store coal and eliminate dust and storm water runoff concerns. The project is among improvements, including new emission controls, being proposed for the plant.

The plant burns gas and coal to generate electricity and provide hot water for the central heating district. Coal is piled outdoors near the north side of the plant and is subject to storm water runoff and dust issues.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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