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Getty Wind Farm project could affect habitat 

Credit:  By RANDY OLSON, STAFF WRITER, Sauk Centre Herald, www.saukherald.com 23 December 2011 ~~

A wind farm project in Getty and Sauk Centre Townships moving through the permitting process has some local citizens worried about its affect on wildlife habitat among other concerns. A few have submitted written testimony to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, which is taking comments from the public on this project through Dec. 30.

According to the permit application for the Getty Wind Farm, species at risk of habitat displacement which are considered sensitive to habitat displacement include marbled godwit, upland sandpiper, bobolink and sedge wren.

To read the rest of this story, please read the Herald “E-Edition” updated every Thursday AM by clicking here.

Source:  By RANDY OLSON, STAFF WRITER, Sauk Centre Herald, www.saukherald.com 23 December 2011

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