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Overhead School

Overhead School

Date: September 10-13, 2019
  • Day 1: 1:00 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 2019 Overhead Lineworker School. The class offering is diverse; offering useful instruction for all levels of lineworker. Please read through the information carefully and make your selection according to your interests and level of expertise.

Tentative Schedule *

Tuesday, September 10
1:00 pm  Registration
2:00 pm  Welcome
2:15 pm  
General Session
5:00 pm  Reception/Rodeo Awards

Wednesday, September 11
8:30 am  Multi-Session / Advanced Class Training
12:00 pm  Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm  Multi-Session Class (rotate) / Advanced Class (continued)
5:00 pm  Golf or Sporting Clay Shoot (at participant’s expense)

Thursday, September 12
8:30 am  Multi-Session / Advanced Class Training
12:00 pm  Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm  Multi-Session Class (rotate) / Advanced Class (continued)

Friday, September 13
8:30 am  General Session
10:00 am  Rodeo Recap
12:00 pm  Closing Comments & Wrap Up

* Schedule subject to change without notice.


Minnesota Lineworker Rodeo

The Minnesota Lineworker Rodeo will precede the Overhead School. All classes of lineworker—from the first-year apprentice to the advanced lineworker—are eligible to participate. Individual events will be announced.

Trophies/plaques will be awarded to top 3 individuals in each category, for each event. Plus we’ll award an overall trophy in the Apprentice category and Journeyman category.

To top off the event, we will hold a reception and present awards to the Rodeo winners that evening. The reception is open to all Rodeo participants and participants of the Overhead School.

NOTE: Separate registration required for the Minnesota Rodeo. No onsite registration allowed.

Evening Activities

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

  • Golf 
  • Sporting Clay Shoot

What to Bring

  • 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 (if your class involves climbing). Required regardless of experience. MMUA has a limited number of fall restraint devices available for participants to use.
  • Note Pad and Pen/Pencil
  • Calculator

Certificate of Attendance

Overhead School participants earn 18.5 hours for attendance and a certificate will be available online. Watch for an email notification from MMUA after the school. Please note: we must have the participant's email address on file in order to send the certificate.

Registration Fee

Registration Fees (by August 8, 2019)

Members —$465 per person
Non-Members—$690 per person

NOTE: Registration fees increase $50 on August 9, 2019

Deadline to register: August 19, 2019

Registration fee includes workshop tuition, materials, Tuesday evening reception, Wednesday and Thursday lunch, refreshment breaks and a certificate of attendance.


MMUA charges a $30 per person processing fee for registrations cancelled by August 20, 2019. MMUA must be notified by 4:30 pm on August 20 to qualify. Sorry, no refunds issued for cancellations after August 20.

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, the attendee, 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 understand that I will not be paid for giving this consent. 


Please 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!