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Published July 08, 2009, 12:00 AM

Wind Energy Center


A proposed expansion of the Ashtabula Wind Energy Center north of Valley City, N.D., shown above June 25, 2009, has generated complaints from nearby residents who are concerned about noise and possible health effects. North Dakota requires wind turbines to be at least a quarter mile from the nearest occupied dwelling, but some research suggests setbacks should be at least a half mile or mile to ensure safety. (AP Photo/Patrick Springer, The Forum)
Read the article: ND wind farm approved despite noise objections