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Two blocks of power poles and lines were left askew when a boom truck operator, with boom raised, went down a Park Rapids street and snagged a line, setting off a domino effect. (Sarah Smith /Enterprise)

Boom truck snags power line; causes massive power outage in Park Rapids

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Much of Park Rapids was left in the dark Thursday afternoon when a boom truck operator snagged a power line, setting off a chain reaction and causing a power outage.

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The accident, around 3:30 p.m., on Seventh Street just off U.S. Highway 71 caused reverberations throughout the city. Businesses a mile away lost power momentarily.

Minnesota Power officials on the scene say they doubt power will be re-stored tonight.

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