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Published September 02, 2010, 07:59 AM

Helicopter helping string northwest ND power line

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A helicopter is helping Basin Electric Power Cooperative string a new electrical transmission line along U.S. Highway 2 between Williston and Tioga.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A helicopter is helping Basin Electric Power Cooperative string a new electrical transmission line along U.S. Highway 2 between Williston and Tioga.

Spokesman Floyd Robb says Basin contracted with a California-based company for the chopper to help with the 61-mile line.

The line begins at a Western Area Power Administration substation near Williston and will end at a Mon-Dak Utilities substation outside Tioga. Robb says the goal is to string about six miles per week. The $26.5 million project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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