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Northland storms leave thousands without power

A line of storms swept across the Northland on Saturday evening, knocking out power to several thousand homes and businesses. Minnesota Power reported 3,700 customers without power as of 8:30 p.m., with significant outages in Superior and in the ...

A line of storms swept across the Northland on Saturday evening, knocking out power to several thousand homes and businesses.

Minnesota Power reported 3,700 customers without power as of 8:30 p.m., with significant outages in Superior and in the Moose Lake, Willow River, Barnum, Floodwood and Meadowlands areas.

Lake Country Power reported several hundred customers without power as of mid-evening, with significant outages in the Crane Lake, Wabana and Cromwell areas.

As of 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Minnesota Power reported the nearly 2,900 customers still were without power, with the largest remaining outages in the Barnum, Moose Lake and Willow River areas. Lake Country Power had restored service to all but 44 customers.

As of 8:30 a.m., each utility reported only a few dozen customers without power.

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The National Weather Service relayed reports of trees down in the Hill City, Outing and Squaw Lake areas. There also were some reports of small hail.

The storms fired ahead of a cold front sweeping across the region. After highs in the 80s on Saturday, it will be much cooler in the Northland today with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s under partly sunny skies.

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