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Blown transformer likely culprit of momentary power outage Saturday in Minot



MINOT, N.D. – Minot Police said they believe a blown transformer caused a momentary power outage across much of the Magic City late Saturday night that sent Minoters to social media to find out what happened.

A police sergeant told Your News Leader they believe a transformer went out near Sunnyside Elementary School. The outage occurred shortly before 11 p.m.

Some residents posted on social media they saw a bright flash of light on the east end of town, followed by lights flickering or power going out for a few seconds.

Most residents said their power returned to normal shortly thereafter.