Storms knock out power in MN, WI
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A line of severe storms that swept across Minnesota and Wisconsin caused widespread damage to trees, poles and power lines and knocked out electrical service to 135,000 customers. Xcel Energy said power has been restored to 70% of customers who lost it during overnight storms. The largest power outages were west of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. Winds Tuesday night gusted as high as 81 mph near Hector in Renville County in southern Minnesota. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport reported a peak wind gust of 62 mph.