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At nearly 260 feet in height, the new turbine on the University of Minnesota's UMore Park property towers over nearby trees.

Learn about UMore's big new turbine at an Oct. 25 open house

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The wind turbine that has risen up on the eastern side of Rosemount is one of three wind energy research and energy projects in the nation. The Eolos Wind Research Station will be an important tool in the creation of new technology for the future of wind energy. And for Jeff Marr and others involved with the project it's just plain exciting.

"This is really unique. It's a publicly owned turbine for research," said Marr.

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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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