POWER LINES

Governor Walz tours storm damage in Benson

The governor visited businesses and held a roundtable with local leaders

BENSON, Minn. (KVRR) — Gov. Tim Walz visits Benson, Minnesota to survey storm damage and meet with local officials. Last Thursday, strong winds brought down power lines and damaged buildings, farm equipment and roads. The path of destruction stretched from eastern South Dakota into Meeker County in central Minnesota. Walz met with local officials that have been managing the response,…

Ice Buildup Causing Galloping Power Lines, Loss of Power To Some

Crews working through the day to fix the outages and get power restored

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Electric is dealing with galloping lines near Arthur and Grandin, North Dakota. A number of outages reported due to high winds, ice buildup and those galloping lines. Crews working through the day to fix the outages and get power restored to people stuck at home during the pandemic. They ask that you use the Cass…

Interstate 29 To Have Lane Closures In Fargo Starting Monday

Xcel Energy crews will be installing overhead power lines

FARGO, ND — You will encounter some lane closures starting Monday on I-29 in Fargo. Xcel Energy crews will be installing overhead power lines over the interstate between Main Avenue and 12th Avenue North. Lane closures with reduced speeds will be in place with possible traffic delays. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the week. North…

EF 1 Tornado Knocks Down Trees And Power Lines In Bemidji

Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected

BEMIDJI, Minn. –National Weather Service confirms that it was a tornado that did damage in Bemidji. The Beltrami County emergency management director says about 12 city blocks were affected during the severe weather event. The E-F-1 tornado with winds of 90 to 100 miles per hour hit the city around 6:30 this morning. Several trees and power lines were knocked…