“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.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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