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Published January 06, 2010, 04:54 PM

Wind Energy Discussion In Devils Lake

The spread of wind power throughout North Dakota has raised questions for people. So today the Ramsey County Farmers Union held an informational panel to answer some of these questions.

By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ

The spread of wind power throughout North Dakota has raised questions for people. So today the Ramsey County Farmers Union held an informational panel to answer some of these questions. The panel included representatives from Forward Devils Lake, Nodak Electric, and Lake Region State College. People asked about other wind farms in the state, and about how much land owners could profit from having a turbine on their land. A landowner from Langdon talked about the wind farm in his backyard.

Dawn Roppel/Cavalier County Land Owner: "When we had any representative that we had with Florida Power and Light, we were very satisfied with [them]. They came and laid the cards out on the table. We didn't get any surprises."

Speakers said today that there is significant interest in building a wind farm in Ramsey County.

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