MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Electricity has been restored for most of the 100,000 Xcel Energy customers who lost power during the storms that moved through the state on Friday, but crews will still be working Monday in some hard-hit areas.

Xcel spokeswoman Mary Sandok says there were fewer than 500 customers without power in the Twin Cities on Sunday evening and about 2,400 customers without power in the area from St. Cloud to Sioux Falls, S.D.

She says significant progress has been made in that area from central Minnesota west to South Dakota, but Xcel crews will be working Monday in St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Belview, Bird Island, Hector and Cosmos.

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Comments (2)
  1. kerry fischer says:

    I live in Cosmos, still no power & no word on when we will. I’m a single mom of 3 and I’m using bill money to keep what food I can on ice for the kids. This sucks!

  2. Melissa says:

    Cosmos is still without power. The winds snapped many of the power poles in half along HWY 7. It’s estimated that power won’t be restored until Wednesday as all the poles need to be replace. The city is functioning on a generator but most residents are sitting in the dark waiting for power to be restored. Only advantage is the water tower is still providing water, but sooner or later that will run out as well. After 3 1/2 days, the town of Cosmos is in dire need of help.