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Feds Move to Speed Upper Great Plains Wind Projects

Federal officials say they are trying to cut in half the time it takes to review wind projects across six states in the Upper Great Plains.

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Clean Air, Water in Trouble in South Dakota Due to Vocal Minority, NIMBY

Clean air, water energy projects are in trouble in Minnehaha, Lincoln Counties. If NIMBY is allowed to prevail our region will be in more trouble than we are now.

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Sioux Falls Area Solar Farm Denied

The reasons why the Minnehaha County Commission in conjunction with the Sioux Falls City council denied the application for a solar farm near 57th and Tea Ellis Road.

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Opponents of Proposed Solar Farm near Sioux Falls Appealing

Opponents of a proposed solar farm on the outskirts of Sioux Falls are appealing to city and Minnehaha County officials.

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Opposition from Neighbors Might Thwart Possible Wind Farm

Fierce opposition from neighbors shot down an Aberdeen company's attempt to gauge the wind capacity in Lincoln County for a possible wind farm.

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Wind Farm Project Reaches Initial Fundraising Goal

Developers of a proposed wind farm in southeastern South Dakota say they have surpassed their initial $1.5 million fundraising goal.

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Utility Withdraws Proposal Affecting Solar Users

Black Hills Power is withdrawing for now a rate-restructuring proposal that likely would have increased charges for customers who generate their own solar or wind power.

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Proposed Sioux Falls Solar Farm Worries Neighbors

Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County planners have approved a permit for a proposed $25 million solar farm on the outskirts of South Dakota's largest city.

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Community Wind Farm Project Tops $1 Million Mark

Officials with a planned community wind farm in southeastern South Dakota say they have raised more than $1 million.

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South Dakota Wind Energy Association Names New Director

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An association that promotes the development of wind energy in South Dakota has named a new executive director.

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