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25 outages in five days

Itasca-Mantrap linemen haven't had a good night's sleep in a week. From May 27-31, the company suffered 25 outages, mostly caused by high winds and trees toppling on lines. This outage caused a ditch fire on Highway 34 east of Park Rapids Tuesday. Member services manager Jared Echternach said tree limbs, lightning strikes, squirrels and weather-related causes are to blame. In that time span, 1,045 members were affected by sporadic outages throughout the region. (Sarah Smith /Enterprise)
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25 outages in five days
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Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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