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Otter Tail pulls out of Big Stone II

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Otter Tail Power Company announced Friday afternoon that it will withdraw from the Big Stone II power plant near Milbank, S.D., that was to be operating by 2011, the company stated in a press release.

Otter Tail will withdraw both as a participating utility and as the project's lead developer. Big Stone II is propsed as a 500-to-600-megawatt coal-fired power plant. Its construction also was related to transmission upgrades in South Dakota and Minnesota.

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