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Willmar MUC must decide soon on amount of energy to purchase from Big Stone II plant

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission must decide by Jan. 1 how much energy it wants to buy from the proposed Big Stone II power plant in eastern South Dakota.

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The commission has asked for 9 megawatts from the coal-fired plant proposed near Milbank, S.D. But studies by one of the five power plant partners indicate Willmar could economically buy up to 34 megawatts.

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