In Mower County, Minn., money received from local wind farms will be devoted to roads. The county board recently voted on the decision, responding to calls from local residents for more money in the roads fund.
These payments are likely to be $330,000 to $500,000 each year for a 10-year period. The funds will be geared toward road repairs and maintenance. While these funds may not be a silver bullet, they will contribute significantly toward fixing important infrastructure in the county.