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Power Outage Prompts Evacuation At Minn. Ski Area

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – An electrical outage at Duluth’s Spirit Mountain ski area temporarily stopped a chair lift and stranded some passengers.

Minnesota Power spokeswoman Amy Rutledge reports that the outage happened at 5:30 p.m Wednesday and lasted only five minutes. But Spirit Mountain marketing director Briana Johnson says an unrelated mechanical issue was the reason for the lift evacuation.

Rutledge tells the Duluth News Tribune a crew determined that the outage was not caused by Minnesota Power’s equipment. No one was hurt.

Skiers Sam and Dan Ohden said they saw stranded skiers waiting to be lowered from the lift.

The emergency evacuation comes a day after a cable derailed at the Sugarloaf resort in Maine, sending skiers plummeting 25 to 30 feet.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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