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Published June 29, 2009, 12:00 AM

Windmills near Valley City, N.D.


A proposed expansion of the Ashtabula Wind Energy Center north of Valley City, N.D., above, 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. (Patrick Springer/The Forum)
Read the article: Some North Dakotans oppose wind turbines in their backyards