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Utilities Law Lawyers In Melrude Minnesota

Melrude is an unincorporated community in Ellsburg Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States. The community is located northeast of Cotton at the junction of County Road 59 (Melrude Road) and County Road 322 (Lee Road).

What is utilities law?

Public utilities provide electric, gas, water or telephone service to customers in a specified area. Utilities have a duty to provide safe and adequate service on reasonable terms to anyone who lives within the service area on without discriminating between customers. Because most utilities operate in near monopolistic conditions, they can be heavily regulated by local, state, and federal authorities. Generally, the local and state agencies are called Public Service Commissions (PSC) or Public Utility Commissions (PUC). Municipal Utilities and Rural Electric Cooperatives may be unregulated though.