The City Council of Holland, Mich., paid a visit to the Wildcat Wind Farm in Elwood, Ind., which went online in January and is partly owned by the city. The council members brushed aside concerns about low frequency sounds from the spinning turbines. "As far as I could tell just from a street level, it's quieter than a typical vacuum," said council member Brian Burch. "Your neighbor's lawnmower is much louder."

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