According to the press release:
Xcel Energy will seek regulatory approvals to develop a 201-megawatt project in southwestern Minnesota's Nobles County, called the Nobles Wind Project, and a 150-megawatt project in Dickey and McIntosh counties in southeastern North Dakota, called the Merricourt Wind Project. The projects are expected to be operational by the end of 2010 and 2011, respectively. Together, the projects will produce enough electricity to power approximately 110,000 homes.
Congressman Walz praised the project:
"Xcel Energy's innovative project is one piece to the solution of moving our nation to energy independence. This is a great example of how green jobs will put people to work in our communities while producing clean and renewable energy to power our country."
Back to campaign news. It's Halloween, and we're hearing grim rumors from the right side of the district. In honor of the walking dead, a classic from Concrete Blonde: