Funding goes out to North Dakota power grid projects

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(Bismarck, ND) -- Help is on the way to improve North Dakota's electrical power grid.  

Four projects will receive more than eight-million dollars in federal and state funding.  

The state's Transmission Authority decided where the money should go earlier this week.  

About half of it will go to the Otter Tail Power Company for its resiliency efforts that will use drone technology to monitor power lines and substations.  

Other projects will include additional energy storage, upgrades to ground wire, and to install dozens of underground line crossings along state highways.