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Food stamp debit cards not working in many states

October 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Continue Reading

Can’t catch a break: lightning cuts power to 800

April 18, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON By 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nobles Cooperative Electric restored power to nearly all of its Nobles County members at least until 7:30 p.m., when it went out again for some residents. Continue Reading

Federated completes power restoration in Jackson County

April 16, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON Federated Rural Electric in Jackson turned on the last residential meter Monday night with line crews done by 7 p.m. with residential outage restoration. At the peak of Federated’s ice storm outages were as high as 2,200 in Jackson County. Continue Reading

Update: Nobles Co-op Electric outages down to 703

April 16, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

The following is a press release issued at 12:30 p.m. by Nobles Cooperative Electric:
WORTHINGTON Nobles Cooperative Electric continues to make progress in restoring power to members in the aftermath of a devastating ice storm that left over 3,500 members without power on April 10. Today at 12:30 p.m. there were 703 members without power. More than 100 linemen are working to restore power. Continue Reading

Federated plans to restore power to 75 remaining households today

April 15, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

9 a.m. press release:
JACKSON Federated Rural Electric in Jackson is on the home stretch with outages remaining to about 75 members. At the peak of Federated’s ice storm last week it was as high as 2,200 in Jackson County. Continue Reading

Nobles Co-op Electric restores power to 1,000 since Saturday

April 15, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

8:15 a.m. press release:
WORTHINGTON Nobles Cooperative Electric has about 1,259 members that are still without power. Line crews continue to work to restore temporarily single-phase services to the Indian Lake, Worthington, Bigelow, Lorain, Bloom, Elk, Grand Prairie and Westside townships. Continue Reading

Nobles Co-op Electric gets 500 households powered Saturday; 97 crews working today

April 14, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

9:45 a.m. Sunday press release:
WORTHINGTON – We are making progress! Yesterday, Nobles Cooperative Electric estimated that 2,500 members were without power, today those numbers show dramatic improvement with 2,000 members out of power. The cooperative can now report that 95 percent of our three-phase (main) line is restored. Continue Reading

YMCA offers shower facility for those without power

April 12, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Worthington Area YMCA is offering its shower facilities free of charge this weekend to people of Nobles County, particularly rural residents, who remain without power. Continue Reading

Short power outage this morning hits part of Dickinson

January 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A brief power outage in Dickinson was likely caused by an attempt to switch lines to do maintenance work, Montana-Dakota Utilities Spokesman Mark Hanson said. Continue Reading

Car crash causes power outage

October 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR More than 800 customers lost power for about 90 minutes Tuesday morning after a car struck and broke a mainline power pole near the American Legion on 19th Avenue Southwest.
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