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Power outage hits 675 homes near Park Rapids on a frigid morning

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – A problem with a feeder line cut power to about 675 customers near here on a morning when temperatures were well below zero.

The outage occurred about 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27. By 10:56 a.m. power had been restored to all customers, according to the Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative website.

The outage, caused by a problem at the co-op’s Potato Lake substation, mostly affected homes in the Two Inlets Lake area.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday the temperature in the Park Rapids area was minus 21.

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