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PUC grants route application for high voltage power line

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The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has issued a permit for a bitterly contested high voltage power line through the heart of Hubbard County.

The PUC granted Great River Energy's application for a 7.25-mile line that would eventually transmit 115 kV of power from a proposed new substation on U.S. Highway 71 north of Park Rapids south and east, connecting to the Mantrap Substation on County Road 4.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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