This morning, we’re hosing a live webcast of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearing on the Goodhue Wind project.

This is a bit of an experiment, the first of what we hope will be many collaborations with The UpTake, a Twin Cities-based citizen journalism operation.

The hearing itself marks a pivotal juncture for what has been a highly controversial wind siting debate. In a nutshell, the PUC will (hopefully) decide whether or not to apply a restrictive local siting ordinance, which would effectively kill the project.

While a decision is expected, it’s not necessarily guaranteed. And even if the regulators rule in favor of the project, opponents still have several additional avenues to fight it from. But regardless of the outcome, reporter Dan Haugen will be on site to sort it all out.

Also, you can follow along on Twitter, using the hashtag #goodhuewind.

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Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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