ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Fierce opposition from neighbors shot down an Aberdeen company's attempt to gauge the wind capacity in Lincoln County for a possible wind farm.

Dakota Power Community Wind wanted to put up towers to measure wind speeds in the area and determine whether a wind farm would be a good investment. The company put up one meteorological tower last spring, but neighbors who oppose the project then organized.

The Argus Leader reports that members of the group We Care South Dakota told Lincoln County's planning and zoning board that they worry about property values, health impacts and nuisances should a wind farm be built. County officials last week denied permits for five meteorological towers.

Company officials say they're considering asking county officials to reconsider the decision.

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