Northwest Iowa school selling broken wind turbine

AKRON, Iowa (AP) — The Akron-Westfield Community School District is selling its broken-down wind turbine.

The turbine was erected in February 1999, and its power sold to the city of Akron and utility companies.

School officials told Sioux City television station KTIV (http://bit.ly/1fdCSmj) that the turbine first went down two years ago. It was repaired, but broke down again about 18 months ago.

District superintendent Randy Collins says that, “when you look at big picture, it’s cost us more than it’s earned us.”

He says the district doesn’t want to spend the money needed for repairs.

Collins says district officials are talking to a potential buyer.

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Information from: KTIV-TV, http://www.ktiv.com

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