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Hastings turbine

The sun sets behind a wind turbine built south of the Central Community College-Hastings campus in Hastings on Dec. 28, 2016.

MADISON — Madison County has approved a request for a wind company to begin recording wind-speed and weather data in preparation for a possible wind farm.

The Madison County Board of Commissioners approved a conditional-use permit Tuesday for Emerick Wind to construct a tower to collect the information.

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The site of the temporary tower is on land about 8 miles south and 1.5 miles west of Meadow Grove.

The company Lincoln Clean Energy is developing the project for Emerick Wind.

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