ECE Reports Power Outage
About 900 East Central Energy members west of Finlayson experienced a power outage on Monday, February 28. The area affected was from Big Pine Lake west and north out to Highway 65 near McGrath. The outage occurred about 6:30 p.m., and crews were dispatched immediately. The cause was unknown, and crews worked to locate the source of the problem. Power was restored to 800 members by about 8 p.m. and, after crews located and repaired damaged equipment, most of the remaining 100 members had power restored about 10:30 p.m.