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A crowd gathered Tuesday to watch as the University of Minnesota turned on the new wind turbine on its UMore Park property.

A few facts about the new turbine at UMore Park

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The University of Minnesota turned on its new research wind turbine Tuesday with a ceremony at the UMore Park site. Hundreds of people turned out for the event.

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The Eolos Wind Energy Research Consortium is an industry-academic consortium led by project director Fotis Sotiropoulos. Consortium partners including the University of Minnesota will conduct research at the site that they hope will lead to advances in wind energy.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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