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FARMINGTON, Minn. (11:30 a.m., June 19, 2012) — Dakota Electric Association crews continue to make great progress on the widespread outages. Approximately 1,300 are still without power, down from a high of more than 10,000. The majority of these should be on by nightfall with some lingering into the next day or two.

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Dakota Electric reminds the public to stay away from downed power lines, and call the outage line to report safety hazards or power outages: 651-463-6201.