GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- The developer of a power line between Great Falls and Lethbridge, Alberta is seeking to condemn, via eminent domain, an easement across some land east of Cut Bank.

Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. filed the complaint for condemnation Monday in District Court in Glacier County against Larry Salois and his mother, Shirley Salois.

Larry Salois says he does not object to the line crossing his mother's property, he just wants a half mile of the line slightly adjusted. He said the route MATL wants to use runs adjacent to wetlands and over tepee rings on prairie that has never been plowed.

The complaint is the first time MATL has used condemnation in dealing with Montana landowners.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com

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