Residents upset about transmission line

For well over three years, Great River Energy (GRE) has been trying to build a 69 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that would go through the communities of Athens Township, East Bethel and Linwood Township.

The Maple Grove wholesale power company, which is working on this project on behalf of Connexus Energy and East Central Energy, may be closer to a resolution on a route.

The East Bethel Planning Commission May 8 approved the portion of the route that would go through its own city but heard from plenty of people in Linwood Township as well because a portion of the route is along Sunset Road, which is the border for the two communities.

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