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Storm Damage Cleanup Teams Are in Full Force in Becker County

After Tuesday night's storm, cleanup crews are working to get Becker County back to normal

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — The city of Detroit Lakes is still cleaning up after this week’s storms tore through Becker County. People who live in the region are still picking up the pieces left behind after a series of storms that spawned tornadoes ravaged Lakes County. “I’ve been the emergency manager here since 2013 and this is the worst storm…

Halstad, Ulen Cleaning Up After Strong Storms

Monday's Strong Wind Storm Left Parts Of Minnesota Damaged

MINNESOTA — Many people in western Minnesota spent most of their day cleaning up after Monday’s storms. Halstad woke up to down power lines, uprooted trees and busted sheds strewn across at least one neighborhood. In Ulen, Arloween Ekulnd said the wind was so bad that her and her family waited the storm out in their basement. “We heard the…

West Acres Cinema Loses Screen Power in Overnight Storms

Power was restored around 9:30

FARGO, ND — Moviegoers at West Acres Cinema were also hit by power outages just after 9 o’clock last night. Our very own Nick Broadway was there when the screens went black. Many customers crowded the lobbies waiting for power to come back while others decided to run out to their cars and leave. Power was restored around 9:30. Categories: Business,…

Xcel Energy Working to Restore Power to Grand Forks Area

Strong winds caused damage to trees and signs around Grand Forks

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Xcel Energy crews are working to restore power to approximately 1,500 customers around Grand Forks. That is down from the 8,500 that lost power due to the storm this morning. Strong winds caused damage to trees and signs around Grand Forks. A top gust of 70 miles per hour was reported at the airport this…

People in Minnesota, Wisconsin Still Without Power After Weekend Storms

The utility company says about 14,500 customers in the two states are still without service as hundreds of Xcel crews to restore power

  REGIONAL — Xcel Energy says some customers who lost power in weekend storms in Wisconsin and Minnesota might not have service restored until tomorrow or Wednesday. The utility company says about 14,500 customers in the two states are still without service as hundreds of Xcel crews to restore power. More than 165,000 customers lost service Sunday when severe storms…

A Walk in Their Boots: Fargo Fire, Sanford POWER Team Take on Stair Challenge

To Understand What it Takes To Be A Firefighter, Sandford POWER Employees Suit Up

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Fire Department is challenging Sanford POWER to take a walk in their boots. Helmets on, suits zipped, and equipment ready. That’s what employees of Sanford POWER did to prepare to walk up 10 flights of steps in the new Sanford Medical Center. It’s all so they can understand just what it takes to work as the firefighters…

Grand Forks Tour Bus Disabled by Lighting, Leaves ND Passengers Stranded in Ohio

The group was picked up about an hour later by a new tour bus and taken to a local hotel for the night

  STREETSBORO, Ohio — A group of tourists headed for Washington D.C. from Grand Forks found themselves stranded on the side of an Ohio interstate after a lightning strike disabled the bus. Eileen Tromnes-Nelson, one of the passengers, told KVRR’s Nick Broadway that everyone on the bus is safe and no one has been injured. Tromnes-Nelson said at just after…

Road Conditions Prevented Quicker Power Outage Relief

The Otter Tail Power Company says about 20 communities in the Stutsman County area were without power after the holiday storm hit

JAMESTOWN, N.D. The Otter Tail Power Company says about 20 communities in the Stutsman County area were without power after the holiday storm hit. They say road conditions were the biggest problem. After the storm, road obstructions and low visibility prevented power repair workers from getting to where they needed to go. When asked about rural areas, Stephanie Hoff says…