- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CARRINGTON, N.D. (AP) - Two rural cooperatives in North Dakota are warning “Pokemon Go” players to stay away from electrical substations.

The smartphone game induces players to go to local landmarks to collect various creatures.

Katie Ryan-Anderson is a spokeswoman for Northern Plains and Dakota Valley electric cooperatives of Edgely and Carrington. She tells KSJB radio that the game’s creatures can appear near electrical substations, putting players in unsafe situations.

Operations manager Craig Rysavy says the cooperatives cannot control where the creatures appear and players should make sure they capture them from a safe distance.

The game has become the top grossing app in the iPhone app store. It has also led people to post pictures of themselves on social media chasing creatures in all sorts of dangerous situations, like while driving.

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Information from: KSJB-AM, https://ksjbam.com

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