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Storm leaves power outages in south Washington County

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Some south Washington County homes were without power following a thunderstorm early Friday morning.

Xcel Energy reported 500 outages in an area that included Cottage Grove, Hastings and Afton. That outage was reported shortly after 3 a.m., as a thunderstorm with strong winds rolled through the area.


More than 75 outages also were reported after 4 a.m. in St. Paul Park, according to Xcel Energy. A large section of central Woodbury also was without power.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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