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Mayor Rice interested in wind power

Havre Mayor Bob Rice is investigating the possibility of installing a wind turbine at Havre's water plant to save the city money on its energy bills.

"I'm thinking we'll try for one and see how it works out, see if it's successful," Rice said last week. "And if it works, we'll probably have to take a real hard look at it."

Rice said he hopes to bring the idea to the Havre City Council this summer after he does more research.

Wind turbines aren't cheap. Rice estimated one would cost $30,000. But he said a turbine would eventually pay for itself with the money it would save the city on energy...


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