ORDER EXTINGUISHING CERTIFICATE OF NEED, SUSPENDING ROUTE PERMIT, PROVIDING FOR PERMIT REVOCATION, AND REQUIRING FILINGS

BEFORE THE MINNESOTA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
David C. Boyd
Chair
J. Dennis O'Brien
Commissioner
Thomas Pugh
Commissioner
Phyllis A. Reha
Commissioner
Betsy Wergin
Commissioner
In the Matter of the Application of Otter Tail
ISSUE DATE: February 25, 2010
Power Company and Others for Certification of
Transmission Facilities in Western Minnesota
DOCKETNO. E-017,ET-6131,ET-6130,
ET-6144, ET-6135, ET-10/CN-05-619
In the Matter of the Application of Otter Tail
Power Company and Others for a Route Permit
for the Big Stone Transmission Project in
Western Minnesota
DOCKET NO. E-017, ET-6131, ET-6130,
ET-6144, ET-6135, ET-10/TR-05-1275
ORDER EXTINGUISHING CERTIFICATE
OF NEED, SUSPENDING ROUTE PERMIT,
PROVIDING FOR PERMIT REVOCATION,
AND REQUIRING FILINGS
PROCEDURAL HISTORY
On March 17, 2009, the Commission issued two orders to a consortium of five Minnesota
transmission owners — Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, Heartland Consumers Power
District, Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency/Missouri River Energy Services (MRES),
Montana-Dakota Utilities Company, and Otter Tail Corporation d/b/a Otter Tail Power Company
(Otter Tail) (collectively, the applicants):
•
An Order Granting Certificate of Need with Conditions in Docket No. E-017,
ET-6131, ET-6130, ET-6144, ET-6135, ET-10/CN-05-619, finding need for two proposed
transmission lines crossing the Minnesota/South Dakota border.
•
An Order Issuing Route Permit in Docket No. E-017, ET-6131, ET-6130, ET-6144,
ET-6135, ET-10/TR-05-1275, approving the proposed route for those transmission lines
within Minnesota.
The applicants had sought to build these transmission lines to accommodate power from the
proposed Big Stone Unit 2 generator to be built in South Dakota.
On September 16, 2009, the applicants notified the Commission that Otter Tail had withdrawn
from continued participation in the project. And on November 3 the remaining applicants declared
that they had abandoned their plans to build the Big Stone Unit 2 generator and were therefore
discontinuing further efforts to build the transmission lines. At that time all the applicants asked
the Commission to extinguish the rights and obligations arising from the Order Granting
Certificate of Need with Conditions — but not the Order Issuing Route Permit.
By November 30, 2009, the Commission had received comments from the Minnesota Department
of Commerce's Office of Energy Security (the Department)1 and from a consortium of five
intervenors: the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, the Union of Concerned
Scientists, the Izaak Walton League - Midwest Office, Fresh Energy, and Wind on the Wires
(collectively, Joint Intervenors).
This matter came before the Commission on January 28, 2010.
FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS
I.
Legal Standard
Anyone seeking to build a transmission line that crosses into Minnesota with a capacity exceeding
100 kilovolts (kV),2 or more than 1500 feet of transmission line within Minnesota with a capacity
exceeding 200 kV,3 must first obtain a certificate of need from this Commission.4 Similarly,
before building facilities capable of conducting 100 kV more than 1500 feet,5 a person must obtain
from the Commission a route permit identifying the authorized route.6 Because the applicants had
proposed to build transmission lines with capacities exceeding 200 kV to cross the state border and
extend more than 1500 feet into Minnesota, the proposal required both a certificate of need and a
route permit.
1 The Department initially filed documents in the certificate of need docket as "the
Department of Commerce" or "the Department." While the Office of Energy Security now
participates on the Department's behalf, the administrative law judges and the Commission have
continued to refer to "the Department" in the interest of continuity. See Order Granting
Certificate of Need with Conditions at 4, n.8.
2 Minn. Stat. § 216B.2421, subd. 2(3).
3 Minn. Stat § 216B.2421, subd. 2(2).
4Minn.Stat.§216B.243.
5 Minn Stat. § 216E.01, subd. 4.
6 Minn Stat. § 216E.03, subd. 2.
By rule the Commission refrains from making a final decision about a route permit application
until after it has ruled on the merits of any required certificate of need application.7 And
Commission rules provide for an applicant to transfer a route permit to a third party subject to
Commission approval, and possibly subject to new conditions.8
Route permits expire if they are not acted upon, but may be reinstated.
If construction and improvement of a route or site have not commenced four years
after the permit has been issued by the commission, the commission shall suspend
the permit. If at that time, or at a time subsequent, the permittee decides to construct
the proposed large electric power generating facility or high voltage transmission
line, the permittee shall certify to the commission that there have been no significant
changes in any material aspects of the conditions or circumstances existing when
the permit was issued.... If [after giving public notice] the commission determines
that there are no significant changes, it shall reinstate the permit. If the commission
determines that there is a significant change, it may order a new hearing and
consider the matter further, or it may require the permittee to file a new application.9
Utilities have a duty to inform the Commission of changed circumstances that affect their route
permits10 or resource plans.11 A resource plan reflects a utility's efforts to identify the most costeffective strategy for matching a supply of electricity with forecasts of customer demand.12
II.
Positions of the Parties
As the title suggests, the Order Granting Certificate of Need with Conditions established a number
of conditions on the applicants building the proposed transmission lines. Because the applicants
no longer have immediate plans to build the lines, the applicants seek to clarify that they will no
longer be subject to the obligations arising from that Order. However, the applicants continue to
seek other parties that may be interested in building the proposed lines. To this end, the applicants
ask to preserve all rights and obligations arising from the Order Issuing Route Permit in the hope
of potentially transferring those rights and obligations to a third party.
7 Minn Rules, part 7850.2700, subp. 3.
8 Minn Rules, part 7850.5000.
9 Minn Rules, part 7850.4700.
10 Minn. Rules, part 7849.0400, subp. 2H.
11 Minn Rules, part 7843.0500, subp. 5.
12 Minn. Stat § 216B.2422, subd. l(d).
Neither the Department nor the Joint Intervenors objected to the applicants' proposal specifically,
but they each raised additional concerns.
The Department noted that the applicants developed resource plans based on the assumption that
they would acquire electricity from the proposed Big Stone Unit 2 generator; the Department
argued that changed circumstances will require the applicants to revise these plans. The
Department asked the Commission to direct MRES in particular to file a revised resource plan.
MRES opposed this proposal, arguing that it would be more efficient to address this matter when it
filed its next plan.
From the beginning of these dockets the Joint Intervenors opposed granting the requested
certificate of need largely due to their opposition to the proposed Big Stone Unit 2 generator. Yet
they favor the development of additional transmission capacity that might help more customers
receive power from wind turbines. Consequently the Joint Intervenors generally support the
applicants' proposal to surrender the certificate of need but retain the route permit - provided any
resulting transmission lines will be used for the transmission of wind power.
But the Joint Intevenors noted that granting the applicants' request would create the odd
circumstance of having an operative route permit for a project that requires a certificate of need,
without a corresponding certificate of need. They recommended that the Commission manage this
situation by limiting the duration of the route permit to a sufficient period to determine whether
any new entity can be found to develop transmission lines similar to those contemplated in the
route permit.
III. Commission Action
A.
Certificate of Need
In sum, the applicants no longer have a present intention to build the proposed transmission lines
and ask the Commission to extinguish its Order Granting Certificate of Need with Conditions. But
in the interest of attracting a new entity to pursue the project, the applicants ask that the Order
Granting Route Permit remain in effect. No party objects to this proposal.
On this basis, and based on its own analysis, the Commission finds it reasonable to grant the
request and extinguish all rights and obligations arising under the Order Granting Certificate of
Need with Conditions. Henceforth any entity that seeks to pursue the proposed project will need to
acquire a new certificate of need.
In granting this request, the Commission does not relieve any party of any obligations arising from
statute, rule or other Commission order; nor does the Commission make any ruling on the
prudence of any action taken or omitted by any party in these dockets.
B.
Route Permit
As the Joint Intervenors noted, the Commission now confronts a circumstance in which a route
permit remains in effect for a project that requires a certificate of need, yet no certificate remains in
effect. To guard against the possibility that any party would seek to build the proposed
transmission line in reliance on this route permit without first obtaining the necessary Commission
authorization, the Commission will take the following actions.
First, the Commission will suspend the Route Permit subject to Minnesota Rules, part 7850.4700.
Second, if within one year of the date of this Order no entity has filed a certificate of need
application for the same or similar transmission facilities that could utilize the route permit, that
permit will be deemed revoked. The Commission clarifies that it is suspending - and may
ultimately revoke - the route permit without prejudice, due simply to the unique procedural posture
of this case.
In the meantime the Commission will direct the applicants to file reports every 90 days on the
status of discussions with entities potentially interested in applying for a certificate of need for all
or portions of the approved transmission line route, and interested in acquiring the route permit.
C.
Miscellaneous
While circumstances have occasionally prompted the Commission to ensure the availability of new
transmission lines for wind turbines specifically,13 the Joint Intervenors cite no basis for expanding
the conditions that would apply to the current route permit. Consequently at this time the
Commission will decline the Joint Intervenor's proposal to reserve for the benefit of wind power
the capacity of future transmission lines proposed for the suspended route permit.
Similarly, the Commission will decline take up the question of which utilities should file revised
resource plans and which may simply wait and file new plans according to their existing filing
schedules. The Department may raise these issues in other dockets as necessary.
ORDER
The rights and obligations of Otter Tail Power Company, Central Minnesota Municipal Power
Agency, Heartland Consumers Power District, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., and Western
Minnesota Municipal Power Agency/Missouri River Energy Services arising under the
Commission's Order Granting Certificate of Need With Conditions (March 17, 2009) in Docket
No. E-017, ET-6131, ET-6130, ET-6444, ET-6135, ET-10/CN-05-619 are hereby extinguished.
13 See Docket No. E-002/CN-01-1958, In the Matter ofNorthern States Power Company
d/b/a Xcel Energyfor Certificates ofNeedfor Four Large High Voltage Transmission Line
Projects in Southwestern Minnesota', Docket No. ET-2, E-002, et a/./CN-06-l 115, In the Matter
ofthe Application ofGreat River Energy, Northern States Power Company (d/b/a Xcel Energy)
and Others for Certificates ofNeedfor the CapX 345-kV Transmission Projects.
2.
With respect to the route permit arising from the Commission's Order Issuing Route Permit
(March 17, 2009) in Docket No. E-017, ET-6131, ET-6130, ET-6444, ET-6135, ET-10/TR05-1275, the Commission will do the following:
A.
Require the applicants to report at 90 day intervals on the status of discussions with
potential parties who may apply for a certificate of need for all or portions of the approved
transmission line route, and may qualify under rules of the Commission to become the
transferee of the route permit.
B.
Acknowledging special conditions, suspend the route permit without prejudice and
subject to Minnesota Rules, part 7850.4700.
3.
After one year, if no application for a certificate of need for the same or similar transmission
facilities that could utilize the route permit has been filed with the Commission, the route permit
shall be deemed revoked.
4 .
This Order shall become effective immediately.
BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION
Burl W. Haar
Executive Secretary
(SEAL)
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STATE OF MINNESOTA)
)SS
COUNTY OF RAMSEY )
AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE
I, Margie DeLaHunt, being first duly sworn, deposes and says:
That on the 25th day of February. 2010 she served the attached
ORDER EXTINGUISHING CERTIFICATE OF NEED. SUSPENDING ROUTE PERMIT,
PROVIDING FOR PERMIT REVOCATION, AND REQUIRING FILINGS.
MNPUC Docket Number: E-017.ET-6131, ET-6130.ET-6144. ET-6135,
ET-10/CN-05-619 & ET-017. ET-6131, ET-6130. ET-6144. ET-6135,
ET-10/TR-05-1275
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By depositing in the United States Mail at the City of St. Paul, a
true and correct copy thereof, properly enveloped with postage
prepaid
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By personal service
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By inter-office mail
to all persons at the addresses indicated below or on the attached list:
Commissioners
Carol Casebolt
Peter Brown
Eric Witte
Marcia Johnson
Kate Kahlert
Bob Cupit
Tricia Debleeckere
Janet Gonzalez
Susan Mackenzie
Bret Eknes
Mary Swoboda
DOC Docketing
AG - PUC
Julia Anderson - OAG
John Lindell - OAG
Subscribed and sworn to before me,
a notary public, this &5th
day of
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Minneapolis,
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55402
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1400 BRM Tower
445 Minnesota St
St. Paul,
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Thomas
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Briggs And Morgan
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80 S 8th St
Minneapolis,
MN
55402
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Minnesota Chamber Of
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Carnival
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Chartered
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2600
Minneapolis,
MN
554027035
MarkB.
Bring
mbring@ottertail.com
Otter Tail Corporation
215 South Cascade Street
PO Box 496
Fergus Falls,
MN
565380496
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No
OFF_SL_5-619_1
Christina
Brusven
cbrusven@fredlaw.com
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
200 S 6th St Ste 4000
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OFF_SL_5-619_1
Minneapolis,
MN
554021425
Nicholas
Chevance
nicholas_chevance@nps.g
Midwest Regional Office
National Park Svc, Dept.
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601 Riverfront Drive
Omaha,
NE
68102
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WSCO
384 Hall Avenue
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Christopher
Childs
St Paul,
MN
55107
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Email
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Christopher
Clark
christopher.b.clark@xcelen
Xcel Energy
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414 Nicotlet Mall
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Minneapolis,
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554011993
John
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John E.
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FPL Energy, LLC
700 Universe Blvd.
Mail Stop FEW/JB
Juno Beach,
FL
33408
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Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
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Suite 4000
200 South Sixth Stree
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No
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Yes
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400 Robert Street North
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St. Paul,
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55101
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No
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Suite 325
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Paper Service
No
OFF_SL_5-619_1
Minneapolis,
MN
554021425
John R.
Dunlop, P.E.
JRDunlop@igc.org
American Wind Energy
Association
Suite 300
448 Morgan Ave. S.
Minneapolis,
MN
554052030
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CMMPA
Elston
459 South Grove Street
Blue Earth,
MN
56013
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Ferguson
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State of MN-DOC
85 7th Place E Ste 500
.us
Saint Paul,
MN
551012198
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Sherry
Franklin
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mfranklin@mnchamb8r.co
Minnesota Chamber Of
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sherry.jcplaw@comcast.net Jeffrey C. Paulson &
Associates, Ltd.
7301 Ohms Lane
Edina,
MN
55439
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Gerber
Clean Water Action
Alliance of Minnesota
308 Hennepin Ave. E.
Minneapolis,
MN
55414
Peter
Glazer
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Suite 1000
401 9th Street N.W
Washington,
DC
20004
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Last Name
Email
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Goodpaster
bgoodpaster@mncenter.or
MN Center for
Environmental Advocacy
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Suite 206
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No
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Yes
OFF_SL_5-619_1
No
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No
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No
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No
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Yes
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26 East Exchange Str et
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551011667
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Green man
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Excelsior Energy
Suite 305-11100 Wayzata
boulevard
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55305
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Guerrero
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Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Suite 4000
200 South Sixth Stree
Minneapolis,
MN
554021425
BuriW.
Haar
burl.haar@state.mn.us
MN Public Utilities
Commission
Suite 350
121 7th Place East
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551012147
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Hammel
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MN Office Of The Attorney
General
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vherring@briggs.com
Briggs and Morgan, PA
2200 IDS Center
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551012131
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Herring
80 S. Eighth Street
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55402
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55433
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Midwest ISO
PO Box 4202
Carmel,
IN
460324202
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Minneapolis,
MN
55402
John
Undell
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OAG-RUD
900 BRM Tower
445 Minnesota St
SL Paul,
MN
551012130
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Mihalchick
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PO Box 64620
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Hearings
St. Paul.
MN
551640620
David
Moeller
dmoeller@adete.com
Minnesota Power
30 W Superior St
Duluth,
MN
558022093
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Office of Administrative
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Neitson
PO Box 64620
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MN
551640620
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1631-290th Avenue
Tyler,
MN
56178
Suite 305
11100 WayzataBoule ard
Minnetonka,
MN
55305
Carol
Overland
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Legalectric, Inc.
P.O. Box 176
Red Wing,
MN
55066
Dean
Pawlowski
dpawlowski@otpco.com
Otter Tail Power Company
PO Box 496
215 S. Cascade St.
Fergus Falls,
MN
565370496
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Laura A. Reinhardt
Reinhardt
3552 26Th Avenue South
Minneapolis,
MN
55406
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Sandberg
cksandberg@locklaw.com
LOCKRIDGE GRINDAL
Suite 2200100 Washington
NAUEN PLLP
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Minneapolis,
MN
55401
David
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Lindquist & Vennum
4200 IDS Center
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554022274
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No
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No
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Energy Systems Consulting P.O. Box 16129
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55116
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55431
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Sioux Falls,
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571098920
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North Dakota Transmission
P.O. Box 22771016 East
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Bismarck,
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585022277
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Fryberger, Buchanan,
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Smith & Frederick
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street,
Suite W1260
St. Paul,
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55101
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1400 BRM Tower
445 Minnesota St
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Yes
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General
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
200 S 6th St Ste 4000
Electronic Service
No
OFF_SL_5-1275_Official
Electronic Service
Yes
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No
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Electronic Service
Yes
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Last Name
Email
Julia
Anderson
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Christina
Brusven
cbrusven@fredlaw.com
Company Name
St. Paul,
MN
551012131
Minneapolis,
MN
554021425
Sharon
Ferguson
Sharon.ferguson@state.mn
State of MN-DOC
85 7th Place E Ste 500
.us
Saint Paul,
MN
551012198
Todd J.
Guerrero
tguerrero@fredlaw.com
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Suite 4000
200 South Sixth Stree
Minneapolis,
MN
554021425
BuriW.
Haar
buh.haar@state.mn. us
MN Public Utilities
Commission
Suite 350
121 7th Place East
St. Paul,
MN
551012147
John
Lindell
agorud.ecf@state.mn.us
OAG-RUD
900 BRM Tower
445 Minnesota St
St. Paul,
MN
551012130
Electronic Service
Yes
0FF_SL_5-1275_Official
Dean
Pawlowski
dpawlowski@otpco.com
Otter Tail Power Company
PO Box 496
215 S. Cascade St.
Paper Service
No
OFF_SL_5-1275_Official
Fergus Falls,
MN
565370496
Lonnie Abrams
12323 Highway 27 West
Little Falls, MN 56345
Robert Amundson
23665 610th Avenue
Chokio, MN 56271
•Dennis Anderson
2505WillmarAve. SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Robert Anderson
465 35th Avenue SW
Benson, MN 56215
Ron Anderson
Scott Anderson
1303 East Bridge Street
Suite 130
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
Robynn Andracsek
Burns McDonnell
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
Randy Ascheman
1930 20th Street SW
Appleton, MN 56208
Eldeen Baer
108 Orleans Avenue North
Canby, MN 56220
655 150th Avenue SW
Appleton, MN 56208
Dale Beckmann
Westwood
7699 Anagram Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Chuck Bell
Burns McDonnell
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114
BIG STONE
Mike Bates
B 3rd St. South
Great Falls, MN 59401
Tom Belmont
38118 North Shore Drive
Battle Lake, MN 56515
Dale Berg
4006 220th Avenue
Clarkfield, MN 56223
David and Gladys Beyer
465 150th Avenue NW
Holloway, MN 56249
Chris Bibeau
2350 Main St.
Lino Lakes, MN 55038
PO Box 195
Milan, MN 56262
Lori Andresen
3025 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55812
John Baker
Martin Bettmann
. South Dakota PUC
500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
David Birkholz
: Minnesota Department of Commerce.
; {Energy Facility Permitting Siting and
! touting
85 7th Place East Ste. 500
feaint Paul, MN 55101
Gary and Margaret Biahosky
113 Cantibury Road
Circle Pines, MN 55014
John Boots
£437 County Hwy 14
Odessa, MN 56276
Nate Burmeister
fcl 743 St. Hwy 28
Chokio, MN 56221
Velma Blomgren
49196 220th Street
Morris, MN 56267
Christy Brusven
Fredrikson and Byron P.A.
200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402
John Burmeister
61743 State Hwy 28
Chokio, MN 56221
Jon Boese
1160 20th Street NW
Holloway, MN 56249
RBuer
1113 Meadow Hills Ave
Madison, MN 56256
Leon Carlson
PO Box 26
Olivia, MN 56277
Hali Carlson
NCC
89 Norman Drive
Kenora, Canada
Ivan Clark
R.W.Beck Inc.
1801 California Street
Suite 2800
Dale Champ
212 9th Avenue SE
Bryan Clark
1884Hwy40
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
Madison, MN 56256
Christopher Cole
911 West 4th Street
John Connolly
840Hwy12SW
Danvers, MN 56231
Morris, MN 56267
Denver, CO 80202
Carol Cooper
26437 Galaxie Ave.
Farmington, MN 55024
Perry Davis
UEI
5201 East River Road
308
Minneapolis, MN 55421
LaVerne Dering
212-3rd Street North
Correll, MN 56227
Dave Crargmile
3600 140th Street
Boye, MN 56218
Thomas Davis
1161 50th Ave.
Sherburn, MN 56171
Troy Denelsbect
2405 - 200th Street
Canby, MN 56220
Terri Dinesen
1623 9th Avenue
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Rose Doom
2902 240th Avenue
Canby, MN 56220
Joseph Dudak
ITC Holdings
39500 Orchard Hill Place
Suite 200
Novi, Ml 48375
John Drawz
Fredrikson and Byron P.A.
200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Joseph Dudak
ITC Holdings
39500 Orchard Hill Place Drive
Suite 200
Novi, Ml 48375
(Slate Duoss
guilders Association of the Twin
Cities
1960 Centre Pointe Drive
Emily Dalager
400 First Ave North
Suite 535
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Joseph Dudak
ITC Holdings Corp.
27175 Energy Way
6th Floor
Novi, Ml 48377
Gary Ehrenberg
180 200 Avenue SW
Appleton, M 56208
pat Dufault
3409GlynwaterTr1NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Richard Ehrenberg
41373 Co Hwy 25
Correll, MN 56227
Roseville.MN 55113
/tadie Ekas
"T0001 US Hwy 75
Odessa, MN 56276
Jeffery Evans
£vans Consulting Services
fMB 145
l645 9thAve. SE
Ubany, OR 97322
Glenn Emmons
207 Rins Avenue South
Canby, MN 56220
Jennifer Engh
Cargill Inc.
15407 McGinty Road West
Wayzata, MN 55440
Jim Falk
1170 Hwy 9 NE
Murdock, MN 56271
Andrew Falk
1170 Hwy 9 NE
Murdock, MN 56271
Patty Farmr
2471 240th Avenue
Canby, MN 56220
Ted Favirchild
2063 120th Street
Canby, MN 56220
Rick Fuentes
Fresh Energy
Annalee Garletz
Assoc of MN Counties
125 Charles Avenue
408 St. Peter
Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55102
St. Paul, MN 55103
Lori Frisk-Thompson
CMMPA
459 S Grove Street
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Erica Gatzow
8 Meadow Lane
Morris, MN 56267
Darrell Gerber
Clean Water Action Alliance
308 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
7020 120th Ave. N.E.
Don Groth
5420 135th St NW
Kerkhaven, MN 56252
Terry Grove
Capx
12300 Elm Creek Blvd.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Glenn Guhud
2471 240th Avenue
Canby, MN 56220
Tom and Sandy Gunter
1060 120th Ave NE
Clara City, MN 56222
Arian Gustafson
5110 230th Avenue
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Carl Haase
712 Bluff Street
Box 266
Graceville, MN 57240
pichard Haherman
Howard Hallman
58874 St. Hwy 28
Chokio, MN 56221
4547 368th Avenue
[Montevideo, MN 56265
§ric Hansen
Pinnacle Engineering Inc.
11541 95th Avenue North
/Vlaple Grove, MN 55369
pavid Hanson
1416 10th Street
Clarkfield, MN 56223
William Harmon
Jones Day
17 West Wacker Suite 3500
Chicago, II 60601
Joe Hauger
}16 Baldwin Street
flo.7
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Karon Gerdes
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
John Hanson
Praesidis
7650 Courtney Campbell Cswy
Ste 240
Tampa, FL 33607
Doris Hanson
1147 4th Street
Boyd, MN 56241
Richard Sue Hauer
830 Hwy. 12 SE
DeGraff, MN 56271
Tammy Jerry Heinrich
2664 201st Avenue
Madison, MN 56256
Doug Gronholz
2355 20th NW
Appleton, Mn 56208
Harley Hamemon
325 20th Road
Benson, MN 56282
Roger Hanson
201 Garden Street
Duluth, MN 55812
Arden and Julnn Hanson
105 Buckeyes Drive
Montevideo, MN 56265
Dan Haugen
ISelf-Employed
3343 Tyler StNE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Gary Henneberg
445 130th Avenue SW
Holloway, MN 56249
Vince Herda
14910 Wellington Rd
Valerie Herring
Briggs and Morgan
Judy Hoberg
435Hwy12SW
Wayzata, MN 55391
2200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Joseph Hocum
108 9th Street West
Canby, MN 56220
Arthur Hoeremen
557 4th Avenue
Ortonville, MN 56278
Bruce Hoememann
71582 Cty Road 64
Tom Hoffman
1005 Oakwood Avenue
Benson, MN 56215
Virginia Homme
11007-810th Ave
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Barbara Hoyhtyes
Jarrett Hubbard
MnDOTDist8
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201
Tim Hunstad
HMG LLC
4165 Shorewood Trail
Medina. MN 55340
Wayne Hurley
West Central Initiative
D. Alex iden
13040 60th AveSW
Raymond, MN 56282
Kim Jergenson
Gary Johnson
4767 330th
Montevideo, MN 56265
Bryan Kallhoff
1588 130th Street North
■Craig Kausting
1449 250th Street
Madison, MN 56256
1212 Parkside Drive
Marshall, MN 56258
Benson, MN 56215
Ortonville, MN 56278
110 Oscar Avenue
Canby, MN 56220
1000 Western Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
George Johnson
SEH Inc.
3535 Vadnais Center Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55110
John Karstraup
2455 151st Street
Canby, MN 56220
Madison, MN 56256
Michael Kawlewski
Cesia Kearns
Sierra Club
2327 E. Franklin Ave.
Otter Tail Power Co
215 S Cascade St
PO Box 496
Ste. 1
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
Cesia Kerns
2327 E. Franklin Avenue
Suite 2
Minnetonka, MN 55406
Grant Krieger
1095 165th Avenue SE
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
John Larkey
12700 Whitewater Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55413
Carol Kopperud
401 LacQue Parle A
Canby, MN 56220
Dick Kroger
2067 530th Street
. Woodlake, MN 56297
Art Larson
1610 230th Avenue
Canby, MN 56220
Stacy Kotch
Minnesota Department of
transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
Mailstop 678
St Paul, MN 55155
Gordon Kruse
1430 110th Street North
Canby, MN 56220
Gary Lentz
2148 620th Street
Echo, MN 56237
Rod Lindquist
1780 90th Street SE
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Linda Lumsden
None
4801 Fairhills Road West
none
David Little
West Central Tribune
2208 Trott Ave. SW
P.O. Box 839
Willmar, MN 56201
Harold Luthi
26490 Highway 59
Moms, MN 56267
Brian Long
Ulteig Engineering Inc.
5201 East River Road
No. 308
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Jacquline Maas
69266 430th Street
Odessa, MN 56276
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Paula Maccabee
Just Change Consulting Law
Offices
1961 Selby Avenue
.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Curt Marcus
Marcus Financial
1609 NW 16th Ave
Willmar, MN 56201
Rene Maes III
UofM Morris
600 E. 4th Street
BOX 978
Morris, MN 56267
James McKay
14301 Freeport Trail
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Brian Meloy
Leonard Street and Deinard
Jolie McShane
AIR2 LLC
2345 York Road
Suite 102
Timonium, MD 21093
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Charles Michael
Utility Management Corporation
16612 Saddle Horn Court
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Chris Miguez
Universal Ensco
4848 Loop Central
Houston, TX 77081
Raymond Millett
511 20th North
Benson, MN 56215
Gordie Molenoon
Pam Mansfield
1210Hwy12
Murdock, MN 56215
James
Helen McNally
6105 Main
Chokio, MN 56221
John Mertens
150 South 5th Street
Dakota County
14955 Galaxie Ave
Suite 2300
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Lewis Miller
109 8th Street West
Canby, MN 56220
Brian Mitchell
R. W. Beck Inc.
1380 Corporate Center Curve
Suite 305
St Paul, MN 55121
Alan Mitchell
Lindquist Vennum PLLP
Kevin Molloy
Steve Moorman
4200 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
6045 Kaniio Chip Line
Raymond, MN 56287
MPCA
520 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Babcock Wilcox
2096 Edgcumbe Road
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Dan Morrill
67702 280th Street
Clinton, MN 56225
Gordon Mueller
1123 390th Street
Ortonville, MN 56278
Mary Munn
Fond du Lac Reservation
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
James Murphy
73483 County Hwy 13
Graceville, MN 56240
Bob Narem
14313 469th
Twin Brook, SD 57269
Day Neal
6080 60th Ave NE
Murdock, MN 56271
Gerry and Burt Nygren
228 North Grace Street
Ortinville, MN 56278
Brent Olson
68704 County Hwy 8
Ortonville, MN 56278
Suzanne Pansch
38479 County Hwy 12
Ortonville, MN 56278
Pearl and Ervin Pederson
Box 6108
Bellingham, MN 56212
Kevin Peterson
Local Union 160
846 48th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Duane Ninneman
PO Box 154
Ortonville, MN 56278
Mike O Donnell
Babcock Wilcox Company
20 South Van Buren Avenue
Barberton, Oh 44203
Bill Ogey
870 70th Street SW
Danvers, MN 56231
Carol Overland
Jason Painter
ACES Power Marketing LLC
Overland Law Office
P.O. Box 176
Red Wing, MN 55066
Todd Patza
1617 161st Avenue
Marietta, MN 50257
Harold or Kyle Petersen
8090 Highway 40 NE
Murdock, MN 56271
Robert Peterson
5280 Hwy 212
Granite Falls, MN 56241
2975 Co. Rd. 24
Long Lake, MN 55356
Paul Pillatzki
1895 255th Avenue West
Dawson, MN 56232
Angela Piner
Angela Piner
Gary Petrucci
HDR
701 Xenia Ave. South
Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Jay Porter
American Transmission
Company
POBox47
Waukesha.WI 53187
Glen Radermacher
1477 - 330th Street
Bellingham, MN 56212
David Norgaard
Southwest Wind Consulting
1631 290th Ave.
Tyler, MN 56178
HDR Inc.
701 Xenia Avenue South
Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Mike Prukop
4140 West 99th Street
Carmel, IN 46032
Dean Pawlowski
Otter Tail Power Co.
215 S. Cascade Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
Bradley Peterson
Flaherty Hood P.A.
525 Park Street
Suite 470
St. Paul, MN 55103
Rep. Aaron Peterson
1439 Hwy 75
Madison, MN 56256
Angela Piner
HDR
701 Xenla Ave. South Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Robert Porter
1916 Severn Grove Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Lewis Rademach
Canby, MN 56220
3642 121st Avenue
Bellingham, MN 56212
A. Radtter
65459 Co Hwy 14
619 Cliff Street
2486 170th Street
Odessa, MN 56276
Dianne Radumacher
Ortonville, MN 56278
Warren Ran
2100 30th Street NW
Appleton, MN 56208
Erin Jordahl Redlin
308 E. Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
TJ Rolfing
Holmes Murphy
600 S. Cliff Ave
Xcel Energy
P.O. Box 8
Eau Claire, Wl 54702
Julie Rath
MN Valley Regional Rail
Authority
PO Box 481
200 S Mill Street
Daniel Reed
701 8th Street NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
Ross Reifffenberge
304 22nd Street South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Richard Rothaus
Trefoil Cultural and
Erin Stojan- Ruccolo
Pam Rasmussen
Environmental Heritage
Fresh Energy
408 St. Peter Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
1965 W. HighviewDr
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55102
Steve Rupp
1194 6th Street
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Ken Rupp
977 15th Street
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Kathy Ruppa
1060 Hwy 12 SW
Brian Ruppe
1060 Hwy 12 SW
Danvers, MN 56231
Rick Sand
5223 Hwy 212
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Mam-Marie Sallah
Ener Information Administration
C O Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave SW EI-53
Washington DC, 20585
Allen Saunders
555 10th Street S.E.
Benson, MN 56215
Keith and Mary Schirm
Danvers, MN 56231
Lila Sails
38742 State Hwy 7
Drtinville, MN 56278
Benjamin Schaefer
Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources
261 Highway 15 South
New Ulm, MN 56073
Carla Schellberg
38790 Co. Hwy 12
Ortbnville, MN 56278
'250 West Christenson
Ron Schmidt
Ron Schneider
355 Lake Avenue North
Spicer, MN 56288
Anthony Schnitler
1160 20th NW
Davers, MN 56231
Michael Schrader
Ariztar Development LLC.
4616 East Pebble Ridge Road
Bart Schultz
Houston Engineering Inc.
6901 East Fish Lake Road
43176 Co. Hwy 36
Correll, MN 56227
Kent Scholl
550 15th Street
Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80202
Schuna
fO Box 111
Marshall, MN 56258
No. 3
Appleton, MN 56208
Wayne Schmidgoif
4 Bluebird Ct
Morris, MN 56267
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Suite 140
Roxanne Shekleton
1015 100th Street SE
Murdock, MN 56271
Dean Shurb
16281 140th Street NW
Sanburg, MN 56289
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Lowell Simpson
14622 60th Avenue
Chokio. MN 56221
John Sprangers
Planergy
710 Commerce Drive
Suite 205
Galen Skjefte
2889 490th Street
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Steven Stamp
1920 121Avemie
Marietta, MN 56257
Phil Smith
MN DOC - MOES - Energy Information
Center
85 7Th Place East
Suite 500
St Paul, MN 55101
Joe Stesig
1085 50th Street SW
Danvers, MN 56231
Woodbury, MN 55125
Esther Steuck
23036 590th Avenue
Chokio, MN 56221
Harold Strei
436 Eastvold Avenue
Ortonville, MN 56278
Eric Swanson
Winthrop Weinstine P.A.
225 South Sixth Street
Suite 3500
Minneapolis, MN 55102
Sean Stocker
Northwind Renewable Solutions
Jim Stone
5 Whitney Lane
New Ulm, MN 56073
Canby, MN 56220
Gregory Stricherz
Foreign Ink Ltd.
Mary Jo Stueve
518 St. Joseph Avenue
5735 Washburn Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Jerry Swenson
1140 60th Avenue SE
DeGraff, MN 56271
1310 200th Avenue
PO Box 308
Graceville, MN 56240
Todd Tadych
American Transmission
Company LLC
2 Fen Oak Court
Madison,.WI 53718
Jon Theisen
1592 100th Street North
RTaffe
40 Greenwood
Ortonville, MN 56278
Steven Thayer
510 150th Avenue SE
Paul Theisen
1280 121st Avenue North
Canby, MN 56220
;Greg Thompson
-66995 County Hwy 10
Jim Thoreen
PO Box 530
Morris, MN 56267
Jim Threcses
2753 120th
Canby, MN 56220
Mitch Toftg
1110 130th Avenue SE
Kerkhoven, MN 56252
Lauren Trevisan
Sierra Club
408 C St NE
Amy Trygestad
Northland Concrete and Masonry
12026 Riverwood Drive
Kerkhaven, MN 56252
Ortonville, MN 56278
Canby, MN 56220
Richard Thompson
34671 680th Avenue
Ortonville, MN 56278
Washington, DC 20002
Burnsville, MN 55337
Emily Ulmer
Sierra Club
85 Second Street 2nd floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Terry VanDerPel
Marlyn and Dorothy Vangness
42072 County Hwy 36
Correll, MN 56227
Jeffrey Vascoe
314 Hauffager Avenue
Canby, MN 56220
235 7th Avenue
Granite Falls, MN 56241
Todd Vesperman
US Army Corps of Engineers
190 Fifth St. East
St. Paul, MN 55101
Ing rid Vick
HDR Engineering Inc.
701 Xenia Avenue South
Suite 600
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Richard Vroman
3439 230th Steet
Milroy, MN 56263
Tom Walsh
Sandy Wadsworth
1101 East 145th Street
Burnsville, MN 55337
Tim Walsh
95515th Avenue SE
Benson, MN 56215
705 100th St. S.E
DeGraff, MN 56271
J. Chuck Walters
58937 240th Street
Graceviiie, MN 56240
Bruce Wellendorf
36564 - 640th Street
Ortonville, MN 56278
Craig Wersing
590 30th St SW
Danvers, MN 56208
Donald Wersing
590 30th Street SW
Danvers, MN 56231
Rita Wersinger
590 30th Street SW
Danvers, MN 56231
Tina Wexler
Aldridge Electric
844 E Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
faul White
Project Resources Corp.
625 8th Ave. SE
(Minneapolis, MN 55414
$rian Wojtalenicz
I39N. Miles St.
(Vppleton, MN 56208
Pete Wyckoff
1111 Park Avenue
(Morris, MN 56267
UOE Local 49
3J 09 251st St
St. Cloud, Mn 56301
Don Wodek
Don Wiese
60227 US Hwy 12
Correll, MN 56227
ENSR Corporation
4500 Park Glen Road
Robert Wolfington III
Marshall Independent
508 West Main
■Marshall, MN 56258
Ben Wulff
67353 240th
Johnson, MN 56236
Dean Young
10121 120th Street NW
Pennock, MN 56279
Brian Zelenak
Xcel Energy
414 Nicollet Mall
7th Floor
Mpls, MN 55401
1UOE Local 49
128 Ridge Road
New London, MN 56361
Ulteig Engineers
3350 38th Ave S.
Fargo, ND 58104
Suite 210
St. Louis Park, MN 5541 £
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