Created By: Great River Energy
The transmission line that crosses the highway at this point is Minnesota Power's direct current transmission line that travels from Oliver County (west of the Missouri River) to just south of Duluth. Minnesota Power uses this line to transport wind power from Morton and Oliver counties to its customers in northeast Minnesota.
Also, just one-half mile west, at the start of the Missouri River valley (which you can't see), farmers, in the early 1900s, used to mine into the side hills to obtain coal, which they then sold to residents and businesses for heating purposes.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Great River Energy's Coal Creek Tour