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Clay County sets stricter rules for wind turbines

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MOORHEAD - The Clay County Commission approved an ordinance Tuesday that establishes standards stricter than state law on where wind turbines can be erected and how noisy they can be at night.

The new rules apply to projects not regulated by the state, which are those that generate less than 5 megawatts of power.

The new ordinance, approved unanimously, requires wind towers to be 1,500 feet away from neighboring homes.

The state standard is 500 feet.

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