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Winter Safety Tips

winter driving
Gopher State One Call (GSOC) consistently strives to promote the message of safety to all Minnesotans. Winter often brings severe storms and frigid temperatures. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. No matter how many Minnesota winters you’ve endured, keeping these important tips in mind will help you get safely through this winter:

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IMAP: An Online Database Management System

Gopher State One Call (GSOC) would like to remind all Facility Operators to update and confirm their notification areas for their respective utility companies. Take some time early in 2018 to verify that all your company’s information in the GSOC system is up-to-date. Making sure your notification area database coverage and company contact information is correct will help prevent damages to your organization’s underground infrastructure.

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Martin Luther King Day closure - Monday Jan, 15th


We will be taking calls for emergency locates only on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but remember, you can file a ticket online 24/7. NOTE: Monday will not count towards your standard 48 hour notice when filing a locate, so please plan accordingly.

Next GSOC Board Meeting, Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

The next Gopher State One Call Board Meeting is Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the GSOC offices 1110 Centre Pointe Curve, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120. The Open Session of the Board Meeting Starts at 9:00 am. If you plan to attend, please contact Barb Cederberg GSOC COO at 651-681-7303 or at Barbara.cederberg@gopherstateonecall.org.

GSOC 30th Anniversary

GSOC30 OfficialLogo 02Gopher State One Call (GSOC), Minnesota’s state-wide notification center for excavation, is celebrating 30 years of operation in 2018! GSOC accepted its first locate request on October 1, 1988. Follow along as we take a stroll down memory lane to understand GSOC’s history.

Mounds View Explosion
Mounds View Explosion- 1988 Newspaper Article
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On the morning of July 8, 1986, a hazardous liquid pipeline in a residential area of Mounds View, Minnesota leaked gasoline, and the vapor was ignited when an automobile entered the area.1 The neighborhood was engulfed by a wall of fire that roared down the street. A mother and her six-year old daughter, concerned and frightened, opened their door, stepped outside, and were fatally engulfed in flames. A third woman was severely injured. The fire resulted in over a quarter of a million dollars in property damage.

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