LM Wind Power plans to hire 170 in Grand Forks

LM Wind Power in Grand Forks is hiring 170 workers with the help of $700,000 federal tax credit for clean energy.

The announcement was made by the office of U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.

The grant will be used to re-equip its factory producing wind turbine blades and was part of $150 million in clean energy tax credits announced by the U.S. Department of Energy.

LM officials said in October there were hiring more workers in Grand Forks based on increased demand for new wind projects. But Thursday