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In this photo taken Tuesday, July 2, 2012, a power pole is bent after severe sto

Southern Beltrami Co. hit hard by storms

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BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Emergency managers say severe storms in southern Beltrami County have knocked down thousands of trees and caused extensive damage to utility lines.


County sheriff's officials are urging residents not to travel because of the number of roads covered by trees entangled with power lines. Thousands of customers are without power in and around Bemidji (beh-MIJ'-ee).

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