Update: Power in the Northland continues to be restored after Monday’s storm

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Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 11:20 PM CDT
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June 22, UPDATE: Minnesota Power crews are still working to restore power but have made a lot progress throughout the day.

We previously reported 11,000 Minnesota customers without power due to storm-related outages.

As of Wednesday, there are 720 customers without power.

The largest outages are currently in our western division, Nisswa area and Deerwood where high winds knocked down trees, causing significant damage to infrastructure including 38 downed power lines and seven broken poles, which take additional time to repair.

Lake Country Power crews have restored power for 12,000 cooperative members since the height of Monday’s severe weather.

Currently, more than 4,700 members are without service at 238 outage points.

The majority of those affected reside in St. Louis County where 2,800 members remain without service, including another 1,200 members in Itasca County.

Also impacted are parts of Aitkin, Cass, Lake and Pine counties.

UPDATE: As of 9 a.m., Tuesday, officials with Lake Country Power said 10,800 members are currently without power.

Crews restored service for 5,900 members during the overnight.

Minnesota Power crews are also responding to multiple storm related outages affecting 11,000 customers in Eveleth, Coleraine, Brookston, Brainerd Lakes and Little Falls areas.

Strong storms brought damaging winds, heavy rain and lightning Monday evening, June 20.

Broken poles and downed lines are being reported, along with difficult road access from fallen trees.

According to the chief operating officer, power outages may last until Thursday if no setbacks happen.

More than 16,800 Lake Country Power members were without service at the height of the storm.

Members may call the cooperative at 1-800-421-9959 to report an outage, or check the Outage Center online.

DULUTH, MN. (CBS 3 Duluth) - Severe storms creating powerful winds knocked out power to more than 28,000 households across Central and Northern Minnesota Monday night.

As of 11 p.m., that included about 11,000 Minnesota Power customers and 17,000 Lake Country Members.

Many trees were reported down with Severe Thunderstorm Warnings stretching from Brainerd to Lutsen.

Crews will be out working to restore power throughout the night.

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