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Grand Forks City Hall sustains brief power outage

Grand Forks City Hall and part of Central High School were without power for 34 minutes Wednesday morning, according to Judi Paukert with Xcel Energy.

Grand Forks City Hall and part of Central High School were without power for 34 minutes Wednesday morning, according to Judi Paukert with Xcel Energy.

The Grand Forks Fire Department said a transformer exploded, momentarily interrupting computers at the Grand Forks Herald at about 9:15 a.m. Paukert said power was restored at 9:49 a.m.

Fire crews rescued one person had to be rescued from a stuck elevator.

Sharyl Simeone at the Public Information Office said a lot of rebooting had to be done on Channel 2 and there are questions why a backup generator did not kick in.

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