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Wind turbine company idles Minn. factory

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PIPESTONE, Minn. (AP) -- The demand for wind energy in the U.S. has declined sharply, causing a southwestern Minnesota turbine manufacturer to lay off more than 100 employees.

The Suzlon Group once employed 500 people at its Pipestone factory. Because the once-booming wind energy market is much calmer, the factory most recently had 110 employees.

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