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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.


"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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