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Xcel looks to reroute lines in Iron County


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HURLEY — In what they called the first step in the process, several Xcel Energy officials provided the Iron County Board of Supervisors with a broad outline of a proposal to reroute transmission lines through northern Iron County Tuesday.

The power lines in question run between Ironwood and Ashland, Wisconsin, crossing U.S. 2 near the Saxon Pump substation before crossing the highway again on the Bad River reservation.

“(The lines) are nearing the end of their lifespans and they present some challenges for us, primarily access — they’re...

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