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The Center for Rural Affairs has put together a rough approximation of where new clean energy transmission lines could be constructed. Most of these projects are still in the planning and development stages.

Wind power needs a way to get around

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ST. PAUL - The growth of wind-generated power in Minnesota could be seriously stifled due to a lack of transmission lines, according to the Center for Rural Affairs. The group's energy advocate, Johnathan Hladik, says the grid has not been updated in two decades, and if it isn't improved in the near future, some wind development projects may have to come to a halt.

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