September 11, 2013

Power line ‘threatens’ Killdeer battlefield

By April Baumgarten
The past may haunt the future of one power line that could provide much-needed electricity to the Bakken, officials said.
More than 50 people listened to 11 hours of testimony Sept. 4 in the Killdeer City Hall on a $375 million transmission line that would take power 200 miles across the Oil Patch. The line would travel west from Antelope Valley Station in Beulah through north of Killdeer to Tioga.
What the cooperative didn’t realize is that the line passes over a battlefield that North Dakota State University researchers call “the Gettysburg of the Plains.”

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