Power outage leaves 2,600 in the dark after car crash
By Sarah Smith
Twenty-six hundred people were without power Sunday night after a car hit a power pole on Highway 34, setting off a chain reaction throughout Hubbard County.
The power pole belonged to Minnesota Power and was on the intersection of Hubbard County 4 and Highway 34.
That pole feeds the Mantrap substation on County Roads 4 and 40, which are serviced by Itasca-Mantrap.
The 95-minute power outage affected 2,600 users, said Itasca-Mantrap CEO Mike Monsrud.
The man who hit the power pole was taken by ambulance to CHI St. Joseph’s Health in Park Rapids. The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m.
Another power outage lasting 72 minutes was caused by an osprey nest shorting a line near the Long Lake Theater.