The huge twin smokestacks in Alma, Wis., not far downstream from Lake Pepin, have been a landmark along the Mississippi River since the power station was built in 1947.
The coal-fired plant, operated by the Dairyland Power Cooperative, was one of five different units at Alma Station, the last closing in 2014.
The John P. Madgett power station, just south of Alma, now features the lone smokestack because they blew up the old one this morning.
(h/t: Paul Tosto)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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