Crow Wing Power loses appeal in stray voltage case
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a jury decision in a lawsuit over stray voltage that awarded Pine River dairy farmers $6.3 million in damages.
The appeal was filed by lawyers for the Brainerd electrical cooperative Crow Wing Power, which was found negligent in October 2014 in its response to stray voltage concerns raised by Randy and Peggy Norman of Pine River.
"We have been quite hopeful of a different outcome," said Char Kinzer, public relations manager for Crow Wing Power, by phone Monday. "We're disappointed in the appeals court decision to uphold what the district court decided."