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An American flag is hoisted in the foreground Thursday near Willmar Municipal Utilities' two new wind turbines. Some 300 people attended a dedication ceremony for the turbines. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

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WILLMAR -- There was praise aplenty as an estimated 250 to 300 citizens and local and state officials gathered Thursday afternoon to celebrate and dedicate Willmar Municipal Utilities' two new wind turbines.

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"I certainly think they're awesome,'' said Elaine Frank of Willmar, standing with her husband, Myron, next to one of the 262-foot tall turbines.

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