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A failed motor shut down one of Willmar Municipal Utilities' two wind turbines last weekend, but the motor was replaced this week and the turbine has returned to service. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Technicians replace motor on Willmar wind turbine

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WILLMAR -- A failed motor shut down one of Willmar Municipal Utilities' two wind turbines on Sunday, but the motor was replaced this week and the turbine returned to service Thursday, according to Wes Hompe, utility staff electrical engineer.

He said the problem was investigated Monday by technicians for turbine supplier DeWind Company of Round Rock, Texas. DeWind has technicians in the state.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
(320) 235-1150
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