Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Saturday storm reached wind speeds of 70 miles per hour, according the National Weather Service.
A Saturday evening thunderstorm knocked down trees and left thousands in Dakota County without power. Kare 11 has more: As of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Xcel Energy reported more than 2,000 customers without electricity, most of those in the east metro. At the height of the storm, more than 7,000 customers lost power. The National Weather Service reported a 70 mph wind gust in St. Paul around 11:15 p.m. There are also reports of large trees down and dumpsters in the street near the St. Paul Downtown Airport. Trees were also reported down in the Dakota County area including Apple Valley, Eagan, West St. Paul and Mendota Heights. At noon on Sunday, more than 1,000 people were still without power in Mendota Heights and West St. Paul.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This year's Parade of Homes, an annual rite of autumn in the Twin Cities area, represents an array of prices, features and locations across the region.
Like falling leaves and pumpkin harvests, the annual Parade of Homes has become a sure sign of autumn in the Twin Cities region. This year's parade, sponsored by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), features 301 new homes, open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Sept. 30. The parade homes are free to the public except three "dream homes," for which the BATC is requesting a $5 donation to the BATC Foundation. In northern Dakota County, the parade features one home in Inver Grove Heights, at 7510 Autumn Way, and six locations in Eagan: 3581 Sawgrass Trail, 3613 Sawgrass Trail, 2169 Cedar Grove Trail, 2109 Cedar Grove Trail, 3585 Lemieux Circle and 1438 Steeplechase Lane. As in previous years, a …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Over a thousand customers affected by Sunday night's outage.
If you felt a bit in the dark last night, you’re not alone. A power outage was reported Sunday night in parts of Mendota Heights, St. Paul and West St. Paul after a cable failed at a local substation, according to an Xcel Energy spokesperson. A total of 1,736 customers were affected by the outage, which lasted from 11:36 p.m. to 12:37 a.m. Xcel does not keep statistics on how many employees were late due to a blinking alarm clock in the morning.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Xcel Energy has been busy restoring service throughout the metro.
The Wagon Wheel Trail neighborhood reconstruction project has been delayed by the severe weather experienced throughout the metro. Construction was initially scheduled to begin in July. “We were hoping Xcel (Energy) was going to be onsite July 18,” said Assistant City Engineer Ryan Ruzek, “but due to all the heat outages and storm damage they were required to delay the start of work.” When the power goes out in Fridley, or a fallen tree takes out a power line in Northfield, Xcel Energy is obligated by state law to fix those situations first. A number of utlities must be moved before construction can begin on Wagon Wheel. Initially, the delay was projected to put the project back another two weeks. Ruzek received notice on Wednesday that …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
All reported power outages have been resolved as of 3 p.m.
A handful of power outages reported in Mendota Heights following Tuesday's thunderstorm have been resolved, according to Xcel Energy. The outages were centered around the Highway 110 and Dodd Road area, and affect fewer than 50 customers. "The outages we have are mainly from the storms that went through," said Xcel Energy representative Thomas Hoen. A larger outage of about 150 customers was reported in West St. Paul, that too has been resolved.