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February 12, 2017
Jeff Thornton, a truck driver for Global Specialized Services, inspects a 25,000 lb. wind turbine blade that is offloaded at a rail yard north of Grand Forks to be shipped by rail to Kansas. Dozens of blades are awaiting to be shipped by railcars to customers hoping to build wind farms.   photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Heraldplay button
Blown away: Wind energy sector turns into largest renewable resource in U.S., sees massive expansion in North Dakota
February 12, 2017 - 8:34am
January 28, 2016
Burlington Northern Santa Fe flatcars carrying wind turbines stretch nearly 20 blocks Thursday at the terminal in downtown Willmar east in the BNSF yard next to Lakeland Avenue North East. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Wind rides the rails
January 28, 2016 - 11:44pm
September 18, 2015
NLS wants renewable energy education center
September 18, 2015 - 10:45pm
June 26, 2015
Utilities resolves wind turbine lift problem
June 26, 2015 - 9:11pm
April 6, 2015
Willmar wind turbines to be shut off for routine maintenance
April 6, 2015 - 8:34pm
January 9, 2015
Willmar wind turbine sidelined
January 9, 2015 - 11:06pm
November 12, 2014
Willmar Utilities awaits good weather to fix wind turbine
November 12, 2014 - 11:19pm
October 21, 2014
Willmar wind turbines will be stopped periodically for repairs
October 21, 2014 - 10:45pm
September 29, 2014
DeWind Company begins service work on Willmar wind turbines
September 29, 2014 - 11:21pm
September 23, 2014
Willmar’s two wind turbines face nearly directly south Monday. They were installed by DeWind Company. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
City of Willmar OKs wind turbine service contract
September 23, 2014 - 11:30pm
July 29, 2014
The Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine that lost its nosecone in April undergoes repairs Tuesday in Willmar. The turbine is expected to be operational by week’s end. (Tribune photo by Kyle Rozendaal)
Willmar wind turbine idled since April expected to be turning by week’s end
July 29, 2014 - 11:09pm
April 28, 2014
One of the Willmar Municipal Utilities’ turbines is missing its nosecone after the apparent failure of a bracket on an access ladder to the nosecone. Other brackets were damaged at the same time, and the nosecone fell off. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Bracket repairs pending on Willmar turbine missing nosecone
April 28, 2014 - 11:33pm
March 13, 2014
Willmar wind turbine resumes operation
March 13, 2014 - 2:52pm
August 27, 2013
There was no movement Tuesday by the Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine on the left in this photo. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Faulty high-voltage breaker periodically sidelines Willmar, Minn., turbine
August 27, 2013 - 11:52pm