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Semi pulling farm equipment snaps power poles in Richland County, N.D.

WAHPETON, N.D. - A semi pulling a farm digger snagged an overhead light at the intersection of state highways 127 and 11 in Richland County on Saturday, causing two power poles to snap, according to a report released by the Richland County Sherif...

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WAHPETON, N.D. – A semi pulling a farm digger snagged an overhead light at the intersection of state highways 127 and 11 in Richland County on Saturday, causing two power poles to snap, according to a report released by the Richland County Sheriff's Department. 

According to the report:

In addition to damaging the power poles, which are owned by the North Dakota Department of Transportation, the semi ended up dragging a power cable about 500 feet.

The incident prompted Ottertail Power Co. and Montana-Dakota Utilities to cut power to downed lines.

Total damages are estimated to be around $10,000.

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The driver of the semi was identified as Kyle Bleecker, 26, of Lisbon, N.D.

The crash remains under investigation, according to the sheriff's department.

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