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Supporters and opponents of Big Stone II power lines await judges' recommendation


WILLMAR -- Supporters and opponents of the proposed Big Stone II power plant in eastern South Dakota are waiting to hear if construction will be recommended for new transmission lines to serve the power plant.

Administrative law judges Steve Milhalchick and Barbara Neilson will recommend to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission whether or not a certificate of need and a route permit should be issued to build the lines in western Minnesota.

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