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Cottage Grove utilities to go out of sight, out of mind

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The city of Cottage Grove may soon be following the recent trend to ditch the bulky power poles and bring the lines underground in an effort to curb outages resulting from downed power lines and conform to current aesthetics.


Xcel Energy has partnered with the city to facilitate a program that will remove overhead power lines that impede on recent development and replace them with underground power wires.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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