[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Minnesota Power has entered into a long-term agreement to purchase approximately 50 megawatts of wind power from a new wind generation project to be built in south central North Dakota by a wholly owned subsidiary of FPL Energy. The planned project will connect to the regional power grid near Center, ND. FPL Energy said construction and commercial operation are both scheduled for 2006. FPL Energy said the project is subject to regulatory approvals and an extension of the federal wind energy production tax credit which is set to expire at the end of 2005. Minnesota Power is actively pursuing proposals for a second new wind farm to be located on Minnesota’s Iron Range in the northeastern part of the state.