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Winds Rip up Trees Across Northeast Minnesota

Created: 04/28/2014 9:29 PM KSTP.com

Strong winds have knocked down trees and cut power to thousands of homes and businesses across northeastern Minnesota.
    
Gusty winds began blowing across the Iron Range Sunday and moved into the Duluth area Monday morning. The Duluth airport measured a 55-mph gust Monday morning.
    
Minnesota Power spokeswoman Amy Rutledge says the biggest outages came in Duluth and International Falls, where more than 1,000 customers temporarily lost power Monday. A fallen tree also cut power to the University of Minnesota Duluth campus Monday morning, but electricity there has since been restored.
    
Minnesota Public Radio News reports more than 5,000 people have lost power since Sunday morning, although electricity has since been restored to many of those customers.
    
A wind advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. Monday.

Video courtesy of WDIO.

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