City urges third proposal for CapX 2020 route

Patrick Fisher, Staff Writer

The New Prague City Council added its voice Monday to those who want the proposed CapX 2020 345-kilovolt transmission line to avoid the area as it passed a resolution advocating a third alternative.

CapX 2020, a joint initiative of 11 utilities in Minnesota and the surrounding area, has proposed two routes near New Prague. Included in the group is Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA), of which New Prague Municipal Utilities is a member.

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