Metal thefts continue to be problem in Goodhue County
RED WING - In late October, thieves broke into a gravel pit operated by Cemstone in Florence Township and cut 90 feet of wire out of the site's generator.
"They take our electrical power cords for the copper," Cemstone Vice President Ken Kuhn said.
It's not the first time the Northfield-based company has been hit by copper thieves. Kuhn said Cemstone's gravel pits in both Wisconsin and Minnesota have been hit multiple times. And each time, it costs the company.