Power restored after outage affects thousands in Cloquet, Esko, Carlton areas
A power outage affected more than 8,600 customers in the Cloquet, Carlton and Esko areas for about an hour late Tuesday, Minnesota Power reported. Electricity was restored by 11:10 p.m. The utility reported that the outage began at about 10:10 p.m.
Minnesota Power spokeswoman Amy Rutledge said a substation in Cloquet “tripped offline due to a malfunctioning piece of equipment.”
A crew will be making permanent repairs today, she said.