Turbines Could Generate Cash For Public Schools

Several school districts invest in a new approach to raising funds.
January 26, 2004, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Northfield school leaders want to harness the wind, so they're contemplating staking some $1.65 million in debt on a turbine that could generate enough energy to power about 600 homes, by far the largest wind project operated by a public school in the Midwest and maybe the country..."In Northfield, a district that educates the sons of grade-school educated farmers side by side with the daughters of professors at Carleton and St. Olaf colleges, the proposal seems to have generated strong — and rare — communitywide support..."

Thanks to Bob Karrow

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Published on Sunday, January 25, 2004 in St. Paul Pioneer Press
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