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Line Workers Restore Power To 106,000

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of power line workers have restored service to most of the 106,000 Xcel Energy customers who went down in weekend storms.

All but a couple hundred customers had power by Monday morning.

The storms dumped as much as 4 inches of rain at Luverne and Red Wing and packed wind gusts as high as 68 mph at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as they moved through in waves Saturday and early Sunday. The high wind blew down trees, capsized sailboats and knocked out power.

Crews tore down what was left of a historic St. Cloud school that sustained heavy damage Sunday in a fire that officials say may have been started by lighting. Roosevelt Early Childhood Center was built in 1920 and once hosted Eleanor Roosevelt.

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