Associated Press, Published June 21 2013
Thousands without power in Minnesota after stormsMINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy says nearly 140,000 customers are without power in Minnesota following severe thunderstorms.
The company reports about 1,500 outages affecting about 139,600 customers before 7 a.m. Friday.
The National Weather Service says some parts of Minnesota got 4 to 5 inches of rain in just a couple hours. More storms are expected tonight.
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