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Xcel Energy Crews Rebuild Pole After Power Outage in Fargo

The outage was reported after 9 p.m. and was restored to the last of the nearly 6,000 customers affected seven hours later

  FARGO, ND — Xcel Energy crews worked through the night to restore power after an outage that hit parts of south Fargo. Initial reports indicated the outage was caused by a power pole that caught on fire and burned through feeder wires. Line crews had to rebuild the top of the pole. The outage was reported after 9 p.m….

Governor Burgum Served, Says He Will Respond “Firmly”

It stems from the governor using his line-item veto power to change parts of several spending bills after the Legislature adjourned in April

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum says he will “respond accordingly and firmly” to a lawsuit filed by the Republican-led Legislature challenging his veto powers. Gov. Burgum was served with the lawsuit today. It stems from the governor using his line-item veto power to change parts of several spending bills after the Legislature adjourned in April. Gov. Burgum says…

Cass County Electric Spends Day Restoring Power to Customers Near Horace

The company was able to re-route power for some customers while they replaced the breaker

  HORACE, ND — Cass County Electric spent the morning restoring power to nearly 1,000 customers in and around Horace. Cass County Electric officials say a substation breaker and underground power cable failed, leaving more than 800 customers without power. The company was able to re-route power for some customers while they replaced the breaker. Power was restored to all…

New Solar Garden Is Heating Up In Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials said they decided it would be more efficient to control the power from one central location

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A solar garden project that has been in the works for over two years is now up and running in Detroit Lakes. The two solar arrays at 1426 Terry Street on–site are currently providing energy for 40 public utilities customers and have room for about 10 more. Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials say they decided it…

Pink Powerhouse Pull Practice

Teams of eight are raising money and awareness to prove how strong they can be when working together

FARGO, ND — Most people can say they have been touched by breast cancer is some way, and the Pink Powerhouse Pull is showing their support. Organizers had a practice run and pulled a pink concrete mixer to show that anything is possible. The practice run was in preparation for their event on Saturday October 14th at the Fargo Civic…

Dump Truck Causes Massive Power Outage in Jamestown Area

Two severed lines came to rest across both lanes of traffic

JAMESTOWN, ND — Otter Tail Power Company spent the afternoon working on a massive power outage involving a major transmission line north of Jamestown. Areas affected by the outage included Gackle, Streeter, Eldridge, Windsor, Medina and Montpelier. Otter Tail Power Company says the outage was caused by a dump truck that hit one of the transmission lines on Highway 52….

Minnesota Power Company to Help Hurricane Irma Victims

Their crews will restore power to homes which lose it after the storm

MINNESOTA — While thousands of people are trying to flee Florida before Hurricane Irma hits, a Minnesota-based power company is sending crews into the state. Minnesota Power crews are gearing up and working on gathering supplies they will need once they get to Florida. The crews are hoping to provide support and equipment to help people get their power turned…

State Fire Marshal Investigating Structure Fires Near Mahnomen

The sheriff says the buildings had not been used for over 10 years and had no power

Mahnomen Structure Fire Courtesy: Tony Herrmann Mahnomen Structure Fire Courtesy: Tony Herrmann MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Suspicious fires at two unoccupied buildings near Mahnomen are under investigation. The structures were engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived Monday afternoon. They were located 12 miles east of Mahnomen on Highway 200 and both were destroyed. The sheriff says the buildings had not…

Volkswagen Issues Recall Over Computer Glitch

The recall is for the "CC", models 2009 to 2016 and the Passat sedan and wagon from 2006 to 2010

  NATIONAL — Volkswagen is recalling nearly 300,000 vehicles in the U.S. after the discovery that a computer glitch that causes the cars to stall. The recall is for the “CC”, models 2009 to 2016 and the Passat sedan and wagon from 2006 to 2010. All of the models have four cylinder engines. Company officials say the fuel pump control…

Xcel Energy Says its Prepared for Monday’s Solar Eclipse

Officials say planning has been much simpler because they know the exact time frame of the event

  MINNESOTA — One of the main providers of solar energy in Minnesota says you don’t have to worry about whether or not its service will be interrupted for Monday. Xcel Energy officials say they have been planning for Monday’s solar eclipse and will shift to other power sources when the eclipse takes place. The company manages over 1,000 megawatts…