A power line employee works on the downed tree that caused a power outage in downtown Bemidji on Wednesday afternoon into the early evening hours. (Photo by David Quam)
UPDATE: Power goes out in downtown Bemidji
BEMIDJI-- A downed tree cut electrical power for most of downtown Bemidji late Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Beltrami County Emergency Management Director Beryl Wernberg said a tree fell on power lines near the post office downtown at about 4:30 p.m. and cut power to a feeder line to Nymore as well as a line to the downtown area.
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