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Visible and frustrating: Utilities chief sees more timely response to turbine issues than warranty provider


WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities Commissioners thanked General Manager Wesley Hompe for a report and analysis on the operation of the utility’s two highly visible wind turbines during the past six years.

But the commissioners expressed frustration Monday with the past four-month period during which one of the turbines has been sidelined and electric generation halted for safety reasons after the nosecone fell off this past April.

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