PUC grants route permit for high voltage power line through Hubbard County


The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has issued a permit for a bitterly contested 115 kV power line through the heart of Hubbard County.

The PUC granted Great River Energy's application for a 7.25 mile high voltage line that would run from a proposed new substation on U.S. Highway 71 north of Park Rapids, eventually connecting to the Mantrap Substation on County Road 4.

The most controversial part of the route follows County Road 18 for several miles.

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

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