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Power outage in Worthington, Minnesota? Contact your local utility company.
With hot summer in the offing, Minnesota electric utilities prep for grid strain - Duluth News Tribune | News, weather, and sports from Duluth, Minnesota
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the region's power grid operator warned generation capacity could fall short of demand on the hottest days this summer. Above normal temperatures expected in the Upper Midwest combined with a historic drought are expected to contribute to the strain.
Fatal crash, numerous power outages near Worthington caused by Wednesday night storm - The Globe | News, weather, sports from Worthington, Minnesota
Downed power lines over Interstate 90 led to multi-vehicle crash.
More than 70K without power in Twin Cities and south as storms roll through | MPR News MPR News Twitter Facebook Mail Heart
Sirens went off in Minneapolis and much of the western Twin Cities metro around 8 p.m. as parts of the area were under tornado watches and warnings.
Worthington’s fast-growing communities of color see economic gains but little political power. Yet. | MPR News Search Play Twitter Facebook Mail Heart
People of color are the majority now in Worthington, but politics in the city and across Nobles County remain nearly all white and male. That’s a growing concern for those who see political representation in southwestern Minnesota as the next important step. Change may be coming.
2200 customers lose power in widespread outage across parts of Brainerd, Baxter - Brainerd Dispatch | News, weather, sports from Brainerd and Baxter
The Brainerd Public Utilities superintendent said the cause of the outage was unknown Monday night.
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Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.