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By Tom Cherveny

West Central Tribune

OLIVIA -- Glen Rohlik is like a growing number of farmers these days. He installed a small wind turbine on his farm in Redwood County and pumps electricity back through the wires of his local Rural Electric Association when the winds produce more power than he needs.


Brian Jeremiason is the energy service manager with the Renville-Sibley Power Cooperative, and is like a lot of managers with farmer-owned REA's.

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