Hartland receives grant to extend water, sewer lines

Published 9:20 am Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The city of Hartland received a $25,000 grant to extend water and sewer mains to the Bent Tree Wind farm.

Hartland received the grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Public Infrastructure Program. The money will be used to expand the water and sewer main to the future home of the Bent Tree Wind Farm operations and maintenance facility to be located east of State Highway 13.

The facility will serve as the center of the construction of Bent Tree Wind Farm, which will be owned by Wisconsin Power & Light.

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“This grant will allow us to create much needed jobs in Hartland,” said Tiffany Krueger, Hartland city clerk and treasurer. “Without the hard work and assistance of (the Albert Lea Economic Development Agency), this grant would not have been possible.”

Bent Tree Wind Farm has the potential to create up to 40 jobs over the next five years in Freeborn County. These are skilled jobs with strong pay and benefits.

“We are happy to be part of this important project,” said Dan Dorman, executive director of ALEDA. “ALEDA, through partnership with Greater Jobs Inc., is able to work on economic development projects anywhere in Freeborn County.”