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Institute trying to bring wind power meeting to the Hi-Line

A local institute wants to know if people are interested in using wind to offset their power bills.

"Small landowners have an opportunity here to decrease energy use and cost and a chance to generate income," said Timlynn Babitsky, executive director of the North American Rural Futures Institute in Havre.

Babitsky said there are many sources of grants and loans to pay for installation of wind turbines to generate electricity. One of those is a provision in the 2002 Farm Bill to provide funding for alternative energy for farmers, ranchers and rural businesses through the U.S. Department of Agri...


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