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'Buy the Farm' ruling in Minn. puts utility on hook

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014


This 2006 file photo shows Dave Minar, who with his wife and family own Cedar Summit Farm near New Prague, Minn.


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that's building high-voltage power lines along the property.

The case involving the Cedar Summit Farm near New Prague was seen as an early test of Minnesota's revised "Buy the Farm" law. The ruling, made public Thursday by Scott County Judge Caroline Lennon, applies only to that farm, but other landowners preparing their own legal fights along the route of the CapX2020 line from Brookings through Minnesota have been watching closely.

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