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Wind towers allowed, but not many qualify

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For green energy enthusiasts, there is some good news: the city of Wadena is drafting an ordinance to allow wind energy towers within the city limits. The bad news: almost no one has enough land to qualify.

The trouble, explained Planning and Zoning Director Byron Larson, is that if a wind tower gets blown over, it can't crash into your home. So a tower can only be placed in a large, open space that would allow it to fall down and not hit any structures.

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