The cost of power
Published 06/16/2011, Grand Forks Herald
Farmers, landowners express concern about compensation for new Minnkota power line
Herbert Welte remembers a time without electricity in his town. Welte, who owns a 104-year-old farm, said he feels blessed to even have electrical power. Still, when Minnkota Power Cooperative came through his area to offer him compensation for land to be purchased to construct their new 250-mile high-voltage transmission line, he said he wasn’t impressed with their offer.