The helicopter linemen

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

“I want to dangle out of helicopters at dizzying heights to string wires on power poles on Minnesota highways.”

It’s unlike that conversation has ever occurred anywhere, and yet, there they are, dangling out of helicopters stringing electrical wires on the power poles constructed as part of the ginormous CapX2020 project.

The Fargo Forum has today’s must-watch video as they worked in Fergus Falls.

“It takes a special kind of pilot as well as a special kind of lineman,” the director of the line crews said, while accepting the award for understatement of the day.