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Carl Ohliger of Granite Falls was among residents voicing objections to plans by Xcel Energy to remove the Minnesota Falls dam during a tour of the site Thursday sponsored by Clean Up the River Environment. "The state has more money than the dam is worth. What noise level (will it take) to stop this?'' he asked. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Xcel expects 107-year-old Minnesota Falls dam to be removed by end of year

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GRANITE FALLS -- Xcel Energy remains on track to remove the 107-year-old Minnesota Falls dam yet this year.

A contractor is lined up for the project, but Xcel Energy is waiting for a final permit now under review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before work can begin.


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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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