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Wind turbines are seen in north Moorhead. Noise monitoring and longer setback requirements for wind turbines are being proposed in Minnesota in response to growing health concerns. (Carrie Snyder/The Forum)

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission staff recommends stricter wind turbine rules

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FARGO -- Minnesota Public Utilities Commission staff members recommend longer setback requirements and noise monitoring of wind turbines in response to growing health concerns.


The recommendations, made in a report released this week, will be considered by the five-member commission when it meets Monday to discuss the issues.

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