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Walmart's parking lot was deserted on a Saturday morning, a rare event. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Power outage cripples Park Rapids Saturday morning

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A 90-minute power outage brought most of Park Rapids to its knees Saturday morning.

Power went off before 10 a.m. near Charlie’s Boats & Marine when some insulators on the pole off Highway 34 cracked.


"We saw the pole sizzling and fizzing and then it just popped,” said proprietor Charlie Kellner. Flames shot out of the top.

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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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