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Single steel poles will replace the existing timber 'H' frame utility poles. The project calls for replacing the 115-kilovolt line with a 345-kilovolt line. Submitted

CAPX line expansion on the fast track, YM board told


GRANITE FALLS -- A new and larger power line could be humming with wind-generated electricity through west central Minnesota in 2015.

Permits are in place for the 240-mile-long CAPX 2020 electrical transmission line to run from Brookings, S.D., to the Hampton substation in Scott County. Randy Fordice, representing the CAPX 2020 project, outlined the project's progress to the Yellow Medicine County board of commissioners on Tuesday.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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