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Two power outages hit GF Thursday

About 150 Grand Forks customers of Xcel Energy lost power Thursday night, according to spokeswoman Bonnie Lund. About 10:30 p.m., when the Herald reached her, the company was mobilizing repair crews, she said, so she couldn't yet identify a cause...

About 150 Grand Forks customers of Xcel Energy lost power Thursday night, according to spokeswoman Bonnie Lund.

About 10:30 p.m., when the Herald reached her, the company was mobilizing repair crews, she said, so she couldn't yet identify a cause or pinpoint the area affected.

The downtown district was one area affected.

South-end outage

Xcel Energy crews spent Thursday afternoon restoring power to 27 customers along 32nd Avenue South in Grand Forks. Those customers included Boston's and Texas Roadhouse restaurants.

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Xcel spokeswoman Bonnie Lund said a problem with a transformer caused the outage at about 12:20 p.m. and by 4 p.m., power had been restored to all but one customer who lived near the transformer.

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