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Minnesota Court of Appeals allows Goodhue Wind Farm

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In June 2012, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that a permit issued to AWA Goodhue Wind was validly issued. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) issued a permit in Fall 2012 that allowed 50 wind turbines to be built about 1,500 feet away from homes. In issuing the permit, the PUC disregarded a Goodhue County ordinance that required wind turbines in the project to be built about 2,701 feet away from residences that are not participating in the project. 

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MN Court of Appeals: Ag Workers Paid on an Hourly Basis Must Receive Premium Overtime Compensation

Last week, the Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed an order by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) that Daley Farm must pay overtime premium wages to its agricultural employees. The Court ruled that the exemption in the Minnesota … Continue reading

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