Southeastern Minnesota Couple Say Wind Turbines Disrupt Their Lives
SARGEANT (AP) — A couple in southeastern Minnesota say wind turbines next to their 10-acre property are disrupting their lives.
In addition to the noise of the turbines, Kathy and Dan Blanchard believe the windmills are disrupting their television signals.
The Blanchards live just outside Sargeant Township in Mower County. There are about 10 wind turbines near their property.
The Pleasant Valley Wind Farm project, led by Renewable Energy Systems America, has added a substation near the couple's home. Kathy Blanchard says original environmental assessments indicated the couple's property would be 1,200 feet away from the substation. But two weeks after that initial assessment was submitted, she says the substation location was changed to 950 feet away.
A company representative says "the project is in compliance with what was permitted."