Just halfway into May, nine accidents involving farm equipment and utility poles have been reported to the Dakota Valley and Northern Plains Electric Cooperatives so far this month.
Cooperatives operations manager Craig Rysavy says no one has been injured in the crashes and no farm equipment was damaged. But a published report says the sheer number of wrecks has officials concerned.
The crashes also cause major problems for utility crews. Rysavy says up to 150 people could be out of power as a result of damage to utility equipment.
Officials remind people to keep watch for overhead power lines and to report any potential power line hazards.