Roseau Electric Cooperative reminds members to always be thinking of safety regarding electricity. We encourage you to be aware of the danger of electrical fires, injury and electrocution. Always stay away from downed power lines and always call 811 at least 48 hours before you dig. Please visit our links to become more aware of potential hazards and how to protect your family from these situations.
Inspections are the law
Any time you or an electrician does wiring or other electrical work at your home or farm, remember that Minnesota State law requires a state wiring inspector to conduct a proper inspection of the work.
The state of Minnesota has high wiring standards, which are in the best interest of you and your family. Improper wiring can damage your property and equipment and injure or kill the people you love.
Gopher State One Call notifies the appropriate utilities to locate (at no cost to you) utility-owned buried electric cable, TV cable, telephone lines, and gas lines on your property. You can be held responsible for damages if you do not call Gopher State One Call in advance.
At least 48 hours before you begin a project that requires digging, call Gopher State One Call. Be sure to have the following information readily available: your name, address, township number, quarter section number, and directions to your property. You can also fill out a form on their website, www.gopherstateonecall.org
The inspectors for the counties
Roseau Electric Cooperative serves are:
Kittson, Northwest Angle, Polk and part of Marshall Counties:
Pennington, Roseau and part of Marshall Counties:
Lake of the Woods County:
The best time to contact them by phone is between 7 and 8:30 a.m.