Wind production in region still facing hurdles

Have you ever wondered why some of the blades on the wind turbines reaching up from the fertile southwest Minnesota ground are still? Have you ever wondered what the benefits are of the ones that are moving?

We all know that wind turbines that dot landscapes like at the Buffalo Ridge create energy, but did you know they also contribute to local tax bases?

A recently-released report titled “Industry on the Prairie: Minnesota Wind Energy Production Tax Impact Studies” by Molly Malone, senior policy associate with the Center for Rural Affairs, examines how area communities are benefitting from their geographic location through Minnesota’s wind production tax.

See more in this week’s paper!