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John Strom, left, and LaVerne Hoitomt are two Town of Forest residents who are opposed to the Highland Wind Farm project proposed for northeastern St. Croix County. They hope the Public Service Commission determines that the proposed project does not fit the local community and does not belong there. Photo by Jeff Holmquist

Forest Voice hopes to stifle turbine plan

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There's a favorable political wind blowing in Wisconsin for future turbine projects designed to generate electricity.

When the state legislature adjourned last week, no action was taken to amend wind turbine siting rules that had been temporarily suspended over the past 12 months. As a result of the inaction, the previously adopted rules went into effect with little or no fanfare.


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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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