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Overhead School

Overhead School

Date: September 12-15, 2017
  • Day 1: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Day 2: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 4: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: MMUA Training Center, 1004 Michigan Road, Marshall, MN
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Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association and our partners, Minnesota Rural Electric Association and American Public Power Association, are pleased to announce the 2017 Overhead Lineworker School. The class lineup always offers something for all levels of lineworker.

The program is still in development so check back for more details.

What You Will Learn 


Tuesday, September 13

To be announced.

Friday, September 15

To be announce.


To be announced.


To be announced.

State Lineworker Rodeo

To be announced.

Optional Evening Activities (Wednesday)

These activities are available at participant’s expense. Sign up form will be available during the school.

  • Golf 
  • Sporting Clay Shoot


Tuesday, September 12
12:00 pm  Registration
1:00 pm  General Session

Wednesday, September 13
8:30 am  Hands-On Training & Advanced Lineworker Classes
12:00 pm  Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm  Hands-On Training & Advanced Lineworker Classes
5:00 pm  Golf or Sporting Clay Shoot (at participant’s expense)

Thursday, September 14
8:30 am  Hands-On Training & Advanced Lineworker Classes
12:00 pm  Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm  Hands-On Training & Advanced Lineworker Classes
3:00 pm  Obstacle Course Challenge

Friday, September 15
8:30 am  General Session
12:00 pm  Adjourn

What to Bring

Hands-On Class:

  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Work Gloves
  • Work Boots (no tennis shoes allowed)
  • High Visibility Clothing–appropriate for the weather
  • Rain Gear (just in case)
  • Fall Restraint. Classes generally involve climbing—required regardless of experience.

Advanced Class:

  • Note Pad and Pen/Pencil
  • Calculator
  • Hard Hat
  • High Visibility Clothing–appropriate for the weather


Participants earn hours for attendance and a certificate of achievement will be available online. Participants should watch for an email notification from MMUA.

Registration Fee

$440 per student for members; $690 per student for non-members. All fees increase $50 on August 8, 2017.
Fee includes workshop tuition, materials, Wednesday and Thursday lunch, refreshment breaks and a certificate of achievement.
Deadline to register is August 18, 2017.


MMUA will issue a refund, minus a $25 per person processing fee, for registrations cancelled by August 18, 2017. MMUA must be notified by 4:30 pm on August 18 to qualify.

Hotel / Motel Information - Marshall, MN

For a map of hotels in Marshall, click HERE. The AmericInn and Ramada offer special pricing for participants. Just ask for MMUA's reduced rate when making your reservation.


By registering for this event I/we authorize Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association (MMUA) to photograph me at this event and use such photographs in MMUA marketing materials (both electronic and print). I/we understand that I/we will not be paid for giving this consent. 


If you have questions contact Theresa Neddermeyer by email tneddermeyer@mmua.org or phone 763.551.1230.

Thank You, Annual Sponsors

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Video Captures 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo

We now have a 4-minute rodeo recap video of the 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo, live on the MMUA YouTube channel.  It features great footage and interviews with a number of key players in the event.  The April 2 event was hosted by Shakopee Public Utilities and MMUA, and brought together lineworkers from across the country. Watch this video and enjoy reliving that amazing day.  Be sure to bundle up before you click!