NEAR MERRICOURT, N.D.—Dickey County resident Lorraine Pahl said the new wind farm under construction in the area will mean good things for her family and the area. The groundbreaking for the Foxtail Wind Farm Thursday was about 1 mile from land that has been in her family since it was homesteaded more than a century ago.
"This is a positive for the community and one way to keep land in the family," she said, "and the road they'll build up will make it easier to get to the land in the wet years."
Xcel Energy officials gathered with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., crews from Wanzek Construction and local residents for a symbolic groundbreaking. Foxtail Wind Farm will include 75 turbines with 150 megawatts of generating capacity.
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