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The Mantrap substation peaks frequently at 35 percent over capacity. Itasca Mantrap officials worry it will experience failures, brownout or cause low voltage situations, impacting household appliances and electronics. Opponents of the County 18 transmission line would like to see this distributor beefed up, with lines coming to the Eagle Lake area from different directions. Because of the high cost of burying transmission lines, Great River Energy is planning on building overhead high voltage lines. (Sa...

Residents opposed to substation, transmission lines

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Opposition to a proposed electrical substation and high voltage transmission lines to serve the Potato Lake area seems to be gaining momentum.

Whether it can kill the project is unclear.

Angry Hubbard County residents affected by the proposal faced off with officials from Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative and Great River Energy Wednesday night in what is becoming a bruising battle to stop the project.

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

(218) 732-3364
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