The five high voltage structures in the ditch along 23rd Street SW are not out of sight, nor are they out of mind. The structures’ location, safety concerns and potential alternatives have been an ongoing topic between the Oliver County Commission and Minnkota Power since April of this year.
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The ambulance is called to an accident scene where a car struck a pick-up truck that was turning off the highway. The fire department is already on scene, having just extricated the pick-up driver from his vehicle using the Jaws of Life. The pick-up driver was wearing his seatbelt, and the pick-up’s airbags deployed on impact.
Oliver County is short one sheriff’s deputy for the second time this year. When all three deputy positions are filled, Sheriff Dave Hilliard and each of the deputies rotate on a schedule of 12-hour shifts. Having only three people on the schedule requires working some 24-hour shifts and longer than usual stretches without time off.
Competition and controversy bring voters to the polls. With little competition for local offices this year, the main draw for voters in next week’s election, outside of the statewide races, is controversy. There is plenty of that to be found in the eight measures on the Nov. 4 ballot.