The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MN PUC) granted a Route Permit for the Bemidji-Grand Rapids 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line project on October 28, 2010. The MN PUC approved a route that follows a combination of two route alternatives proposed in the Route Permit application. Construction began in mid 2011 and is expected to be complete in 2012..
Detailed aerial photo route maps: Click within a numbered box below (it will highlight green) to download a detailed map as a PDF. Click here for a high resolution overview map of the project.