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Power crews were busy restoring electricity to Park Rapids Friday morning. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Power restored in Park Rapids following morning outage

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A switch gear that shorted out near U.S. Highway 71 caused a 2½ hour power outage for much of Park Rapids Friday morning.

Minnesota Power spokes person Amy Rutlage said power went off around 9:20 a.m., affecting the whole town.


Power was briefly restored shortly after 10 a.m. but the gear tripped again 15 minutes later.

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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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