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Thunderstorms Down Trees, Power Lines

Strong thunderstorms rumbled through much of Minnesota again on Sunday night. Thunderstorm and Tornado warnings were posted for several counties as a cool front advanced across the state.

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An uprooted tree in north St. Cloud, July 1, 2011
Pete Nyblom
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Storms: Dayton Declares State of Emergency for St. Cloud Area, 16 Counties

Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 16 counties -- including the St. Cloud area -- because of extensive damage from the July 1 storms.

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East Central Energy
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Power Outage Continues For Several ECE Customers

About 1,700 customers of East Central Energy are still without power today (Tuesday), four days after a powerful storm ripped through Central Minnesota.

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Whitney Park (Jim Maurice)
Whitney Park (Jim Maurice)
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St. Cloud Continues Storm Clean-up

St. Cloud is facing several weeks of clean-up, after last Friday's storm. The compost site will remain open to city residents all this week.

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Sauk Rapids Compost Site Open This Week

The Sauk Rapids compost site will be open this week, for residents who need to get rid of trees and other debris from last Friday's storm.

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Jodie Peschl
Jodie Peschl
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Xcel: Power To Be Restored to All But 2,400 Customers Yet Tonight

Xcel Energy officials say they've made great progress in restoring power to a large area of Central Minnesota, hit hard in Friday's storms. But the power's still out for some 2,400 Xcel customers stretching from Sioux Falls to St. Cloud.

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Laura Baker
Laura Baker
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Xcel: St. Cloud Area Power Outages Could Last Into Monday

It could take through Monday for Xcel Energy crews to restore power to all the Central Minnesota homes and businesses that lost power in Friday's storm.

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Jodie Peschl
Jodie Peschl
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National Weather Service: Tornado, Downburst Hit St. Cloud Metro

The National Weather Service says it was a weak tornado in Waite Park and a downburst north of Downtown St. Cloud Friday night that did much of the damage in the St. Cloud area.

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9,000 ECE Customers Still Without Power, They Offer Food Safety Tips

East Central Energy says they still have about 9,000 of their customers without power this (saturday) afternoon. They offer you some tips on what to do about the food in your freezer and refridgerator.

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Hester Park (Jim Maurice)
Hester Park (Jim Maurice)
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Photos: Storm Damage Hester, Wilson, Whitney Parks

St. Cloud's Hester, Wilson and Whitney Parks all have trees that were uprooted and snapped off.

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