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A traveling exhibit on rural electrification is coming to the Becker County Museum. Submitted Photo

The history of electric power in Minnesota

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Though the city of Detroit Lakes established its first steam-powered electric plant in 1891, many families living in rural Becker County didn't have electricity until the mid-1950s.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 847-3151
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