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Wind farm begins operation in northern Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A company has begun operation of a 60-turbine wind farm in northern Iowa.

Franklin County Wind LLC announced Tuesday it had started operation of the wind farm in Franklin County. The company says its 60 turbines can produce nearly 100 megawatts of energy, which is enough to power 25,000 homes.

The project cost about $235 million.

Franklin County Wind is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation, based in Madison, Wis.