Power Outages Come With Winter Storm

Thousands Without Power After Storm's First Wave

The high winds and wet, heavy snow are a bad one-two punch for powerlines and people.  Some customers throughout the Northland are without power, and others are wincing every time their lights dim. As of 5:30 pm Wednesday, Minnesota Power reports that 4,007 customers in the Northland are without power.  Lake Country Power is also reporting outages, with 805 customers without power as of noon. The county-by-county tally at that time was as follows:


Aitkin                        57

Carlton                  451

Cook                           0

Itasca                     253

Koochiching              0

Lake                            1

Pine                    3,935

St. Louis                116




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