MINNESOTA NEWS

Rural Residents and Landowners need a stronger voice. 

In Wind Locked LLC,  the members ARE the Landowners and Rural homeowners of the projected wind “farm” area, because together they can have more power than the power lines.

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In 2016 Minnesota Legislation was updated making wind separate from the land rights. The air flowing over one’s property is a right. “Any property owner may grant a solar or wind easement in the same manner and with the same effect as a conveyance of an interest in real property.” Wind Locked, LLC was formed by the landowners, who are also members, holding their wind rights together. Together they have created a whirlWIND of trust and protection. The Landowners keep all rights to their land; Wind Locked is only holding the wind above the land.  They are still able to increase a grain leg, or plant a tree.  Wind Locked is preserving and protecting the airspace.

If you are interested in setting up a WIND LOCKED, LLC in your area, please contact us. We are here to help and inform you.

WIND LOCK’S 2018 Campaign will be titled: KEEP ‘EM FLYING!  That goes for the crop dusting planes that protect our crops, and the numerous Eagles that live around the Blue Earth River. Members are all about their local soil and wind conservation. Farmers care about their investment in tile and productive topsoil, rural homes and land values.

Also, take a look at where this Power Line expansion is going…Be in the KNOW! Please note that these Large Industrial lines are coming in BEFORE the Wind Turbines in S. Central MN ie. Faribault, Martin, and Blue Earth County.   Not the opposite. 

April 2018 NEWS!http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/power-line-project-still-proceeding-despite-legal-challenge-over-process/article_137d511a-425a-11e8-8eb1-2793b415932d.html

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XCEL ENERGY POWER LINES

HUNTLEY SUBSTATION/MANKATO ROUTES 

Huntley-Wilmarth Transmission line Project Fact Sheet: Public meetings Spring 2018.

https://www.transmissionhub.com/articles/2018/01/xcel-itc-midwest-seek-approval-in-minnesota-of-345-kv-line.html

We are NOT against wind or solar energy, but we believe it needs to make economic and environmental sense. We believe there will be better technology in the future than these Giant 747s blades, and towers of metal taller than the Foshay Tower in Downtown Minneapolis (also WTGs take an enormous amount of fossil fuels to build). Also the blades and many of the rare earth materials used to make the generator CANNOT BE RECYCLED!  The Metric TONS of Gear Oil needed every year to keep the blades spinning is unreal! They have Miles and miles of Copper wire, to the tune of $20K per 1.5 MW! We do not want these placed on our productive Agricultural Land and next to rural living residents; To us, these are industrial and should be zoned and taxed as such.  We believe in saving rural home property values, protecting our drainage tile, protecting our avians/aerial applicators and still retaining our Land Easement Rights to our property for years to come.  The Payment they say they are paying is not enough!  What will that payment look like in 35 years?  These “leases” blanket your entire land parcel and it is filed for 25-35+ years and some maybe perpetual!  Educate your fellow landowners. You worked hard for your land; think before you place a Companies foreign asset, concrete and underground wires on your property for 35+ years.  Be Informed. Take a look at Iowa States research!

Goodhue County in Minnesota 10X RD setback to non-participating Homes. FACT. 

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minnesota-stencilNews from around the local area: MINNESOTA

DODGE COUNTY: NEXTERA  https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/08/company-proposes-building-71-wind-turbines-dodge-county-whopping-4-3-million-pop/?fbclid=IwAR3Xj1EpA0OJdxEU1oEHwCC1r6oPh9E7jMzXtLPhh0lA_-8gsTu86woI_b0

MAY 2018 https://www.albertleatribune.com/2018/05/judge-wind-farm-must-show-how-noise-standards-would-be-met/

Freeborn county

April 2018 Letter to the Editor:

April 5, 2018  Wind Locked, LLC in NAAA NEWSLETTER to Aerial Applicators across the USA.

March 26, 2018 Heartland Institute NEW MINNESOTA ORGANIZATION PROTECTS PROPERTY RIGHTS, FIGHTS WIND FARMS

March 11, 2018 Associated Press: MPR story gone viral:  sfchronicle.com MN wind projects face opposition

March 5, 2018 MPR NEWS Wind Turbines bring opportunity-opposition to minnesota

Feb 23, 2018  TUCKER CARLSON FOX NEWS!

Feb 22, 2018  KAALTV Bent tree farm complaint of ice Throwing; Freeborn County MN

Feb 20, 2018 Albert Lea Star Tribune Those for and against speak out at forum.

Feb 20, 2018 ABC NEWS!  Freeborn Rebellion wind energy stalls stops projects

Feb 18, 2018  STAR TRIBUNE http://www.startribune.com/company-answering-to-wind-farm-noise-complaints-in-faribault-county/474334503/

Feb 10, 2018  BIG BLUE MUST SUBMIT NOISE DATA Fairmont Sentinel

Feb 5, 2018: Wind Locked’s First News Article! Fairmont Sentinel

Jan 26, 2018: StarTribune: Wind Project in Southern MN gets pushback

Jan 20, 2018: Complaints filed against Big Blue; Faribault County MN Register.

“ENERGY POLICY Minnesota has made meager progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions since 2005. And it has cost a fortune”. Winter 2018 THINKING MINNESOTA

Dec 14, 2017: The high cost of Failure AmericanExperiment.org

Dec 12, 2017 Worthington Daily Globe Letter: Just say not to Industrial Wind

NOV 30, 2017http://www.fairmontsentinel.com/news/local-news/2017/11/30/massive-wind-farm-in-works/ 

Nov 30, 2017 STAR TRIBUNE http://www.startribune.com/iowa-loves-industrial-wind-not-where-i-live/461132953/

NOV 22, 2017 http://www.albertleatribune.com/2017/11/nearly-470-sign-wind-farm-petition/

Nov 8, 2017 PROPOSED WIND FARM STIRS DEBATE (BLUE EARTH) SOURCE: FAIRMONT SENTINEL 

A Report for the Legislative Energy Commission, 10/19/2017 

Sept 5, 2017 WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE: SW MN construction unions push back on wind farm outsourcing.

Sept 2, 2017 Albert Lea Tribune : We Deserve to live in peace…

April 18, 2017 Albert Lea residents voice their concerns over wind turbine

April 23, 2017  Too close for comfort? Faribault County

MN State Permitting Process 4-26-10

March 3, 2016 RED PINE WIND FARM EDF http://www.marshallradio.net/single-post/2016/03/03/NEW-WIND-PROJECT-PROPOSED-FOR-LYON-LINCOLN-COUNTIES

List of all the MN INDUSTRIAL WIND PROJECTS

Jan 2015 Owners of 2 MN Wind Farms file Bankruptcy Luverne MN

Rural America Keeps Rejecting Wind Wind: NEWSDAY