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The Minnesota Falls dam constructed in 1905 and is at the point where major repairs are needed. An engineering study estimates it's cheaper to remove the dam.

Xcel planning to remove large dam; upstream water users say they're worried

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GRANITE FALLS -- Xcel Energy intends in 2012 to remove an aged dam that no longer serves any purpose for the company, but upstream water users including a large ethanol plant are voicing concerns about how it will affect them.


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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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