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Metro Area Left Cleaning Up After Spring Storm Moves Through

Tim Murphy has seen his share of Minnesota spring storms over the years. But he says the one that rolled through this uppertown St. Paul neighborhood Saturday afternoon was a little different. “This was a shorter storm and it was more violent in a chunkated amount of time,” Murphy said.

06/14/2014

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Power Outage Cancels Classes At St. Paul Central High School

School officials said classes at St. Paul Central High School have been canceled for Wednesday due to a power outage at the school.

06/04/2014

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Xcel Energy: Power Restored After Outage In Northwest Metro

Thousands of residents in the northwest Twin Cities metro are starting their Friday without power. Officials with Xcel Energy said more than 9,000 people are affected by a large outage that was reported just after 5 a.m.

01/31/2014

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Power Mostly Restored To South Mpls. After Outage On Subzero Night

Power has been restored to thousands of residents in south Minneapolis who lost service over the weekend. With temperatures below zero degrees, crews are racing to restore service to those who are still in the dark.

12/30/2013

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Xcel Energy: Faulty Breaker Caused Large Power Outage In North Metro

Officials with Xcel Energy said power was knocked out more than 12,000 customers in the north Twin Cities metro late Thursday morning and crews are working to restore it. Tom Hoen with Xcel Energy said the outages happened shortly before noon Thursday in the communities of Fridley, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids and Mounds View.

09/12/2013

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Many Blackhawks Fans Miss The Big Game After Storm Knocks Out Power

Those who got to see the Blackhawks rally to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup last night won’t soon forget it, but unfortunately neither will those who didn’t get to see the big win, after a strong, fast-moving storm knocked out power.

06/25/2013

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Power Still Out? Tips To Avoid Heat, Plus Food Safety

Friday’s storms knocked out power to more than half a million Minnesotans and days later, thousands of customers are still in the dark. The city of Minneapolis wants to make sure those without power are staying safe — in the heat and with the food they have left.

06/24/2013

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72,500 Xcel Customers Still Without Power In MN

Yet another round of thunderstorms hit thousands of home still without power Sunday morning, leaving many with more storm damage and others fighting flash flooding.

06/23/2013

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Crews In Minn. Work To Restore Power, Clear Trees

The largest utility serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin says it deployed more than 1,000 line workers to restore power to customers in the Twin Cities and other areas after three waves of strong storms hit the region. Xcel Energy’s system was severely damaged by high winds that brought trees and branches down onto power lines before dawn Friday and on Friday evening and early Saturday. More than 500,000 of the utility’s customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin were affected at the height of the power outages

06/22/2013

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Got Power? Businesses Open Doors For People To Re Charge Phones

Some metro businesses with power are allowing people to come in and charge their cell phones. All Cub Food stores have power stripes set up at the service desk to let shoppers recharge as they buy food. Craig Striech is manager of the store in Plymouth

06/22/2013

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Storms Disrupt Metro With Power Outages, Debris

It was a stressful morning for patients and staff at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center in North Minneapolis. NorthPoint CEO Stella Whitney-West says a call to the utility company proved futile. “We immediately tried to call in to Xcel,” Whitney-West said. “Of course, we couldn’t get through.” But the phone calls didn’t stop there.

06/21/2013

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Over 40K Customers Lose Power In Minn., Wis., Iowa

Crews are working to repair electrical lines brought down by the heavy, wet snow that fell across parts of northern Iowa, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

05/02/2013

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Power Restored To Minneapolis Downtown After Electrical Fire

Several blocks of downtown Minneapolis have power back after a brief interruption following an electrical fire at one building. Friday morning’s outage happened in the wake of a fire in an electrical vault at the US West building near midnight.

04/12/2013

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SW Minn. Might Not Get Power Back Until Next Week

The administrator of a small southwestern Minnesota community says a damaging ice storm has changed the city scape forever.

04/11/2013

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Power Outage Forces Hospital To Evacuate Patients

A Twin Cities hospital was without power for 90 minutes Tuesday night, forcing Regency Hospital in Golden Valley to evacuate some patients.

09/18/2012

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