Wind project in southern Minnesota gets pushback

Wind project in southern Minnesota gets pushback

Wind farms often generate local antipathy as they grow both in number and economic importance to the energy industry, but the Freeborn project has sparked a higher level of opposition.

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In holiday twist, Best Buy is selling Barbies, while Penney's hawks TVs
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