Many residents in St. Joseph, including those in the downtown area, were in the dark for nearly 90 minutes Monday night.
A power outage, possibly caused by a power line downed by winds, began shortly before 10 p.m. Electricity was restored at 11:12 p.m. Many other residents in Stearns County were also without power during the same time. Substations in Brockway Township, St. Stephen and west St. Cloud were not working, causing the outage.
Customers of both Stearns Electric and Xcel were affected, a total of about 6,000 households.