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Copper ground wire stolen from REA power poles

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Thieves stole copper from power poles belonging to the Runestone Electric Association (REA).

On Monday, March 31, an REA lineman conducting routine line patrol work discovered that 39 power poles north of Cyrus had been vandalized. Vandals had cut the copper ground wire off at the ground up to as far as they could reach without a ladder.  It is not known exactly when the theft occurred. The incident is under investigation by the Stevens County Sherriff’s Office.


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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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