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March 31, 2012
Trees grow into and under power lines, which Itasca Mantrap line officials would like to have removed. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Residents want to save trees along County 80
March 31, 2012 - 1:00pm
November 16, 2011
Itasca-Mantrap Power Co-op crews converged at the Mantrap Substation Monday to repair a voltage regulator that caused a massive outage Saturday night. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
An outage and fall cleaning
November 16, 2011 - 1:00pm
October 15, 2011
Crews from Great River Energy have rounded the corner of County Roads 18 and 4, installing high voltage power lines. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
The final push
October 15, 2011 - 1:00pm
February 12, 2011
The wholesale cost of electricity is the major reason electrical rates are going up. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Itasca-Mantrap rates to increase
February 12, 2011 - 1:00pm
November 13, 2010
The transmission route selected is in blue.
PUC grants route application for high voltage power line
November 13, 2010 - 1:00pm
June 12, 2010
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
June 12, 2010 - 1:00pm