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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

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

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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Wernberg said stoplights were also not functioning and advised motorists to exercise caution near intersections.

Power was restored at about 8:30 p.m., officials said.

 
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