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Dan Handeen, a Montevideo native, served as assistant project manager for the University of Minnesota Solar Decathlon competition entry known as the Solar Icon House. He said solar powered homes could become a reality in Minnesota during a presentation Thursday. Handeen also spoke to Montevideo High School students building the energy efficient Hill Grocery House for a Habitat for Humanity project. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

They're as close as a Super Bowl victory

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MONTEVIDEO -- Winter-weary Minnesotans tend to approach solar power the way they do the prospects of a Super Bowl victory for the Vikings: Hopeful, but always prepared for cloudy days and disappointment.


Dan Handeen has proof it can happen.

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