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A control issue that occurred May 18 in this substation south of Willmar caused a power outage that impacted the city and other areas of Kandiyohi County. Willmar Municipal Utilities is investigating what caused the outage. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Willmar Municipal Utilities investigates cause of 2-hour power outage last month


WILLMAR -- Willmar Municipal Utilities is investigating the sequence of events and equipment failure at the south substation that caused a two-hour power outage May 18 in Willmar and parts of Kandiyohi County, according to Bruce Gomm, utility general manager.

Gomm discussed the outage Monday night with the City Council. The outage was the largest in city history since the utility began keeping detailed records in 1993.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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