A new 300 megawatt wind farm has been approved to be built northwest of Tioga.
The Aurora Wind farm has a price tag of $380 million. It would have up to 121 turbines, and would be built over 44,000 acres.
The size of the wind farm's footprint was questioned by North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann.
"That's more than a half-section of land per turbine," Christmann said.
Christmann said some of the recent applicants for wind farm siting have, after approval, narrowed down their site plans.