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Post Bulletin
     April 12, 2019      #61-102 PB1 0
A row of 14 power line poles are snapped from ice and wind along Hwy. 56 south of Interstate 90 on Thursday, April 11, 2019, near Brownsdale.

Andrew Link / alink@postbulletin.com
Thousands still without power in SE Minnesota
Thousands still without power in SE Minnesota

By John Molseed

Ice and high winds toppled utility poles leaving thousands without power in Southern Minnesota.

Utility companies called for mutual aid to help restore service in what is expected to be a multi-day effort.

About a third of Freeborn-Mower Cooperative customers were without power in widespread outages through the company’s service area. More than 400 of the company's utility poles were downed by high winds, ice, falling limbs and vehicle crashes.

In some areas, lines and poles were down for ...

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Farah Funk, Stewartville Ace Hardware manager, uses a flashlight to look for an item for a customer Thursday afternoon at the hardware store in Stewartville. Wednesday's and Thursday's storm caused power outages across southern Minnesota.

Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com
John joined the Post Bulletin in May 2018. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2004 with a BA in Journalism and Japanese. Away from the office, John plays banjo, brews beer, bikes and is looking for other hobbies that begin with the letter âb.â