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Nesting ospreys knock out power east of Brainerd


Ospreys who were building a nest Thursday on a tall transmission line along Highway 18, east of Brainerd, knocked out power for about 3,400 Crow Wing Power customers at about 4 p.m.

Power was restored to virtually all the customers by 6 p.m. Thursday, according to Char Kinzer, Crow Wing Power public relations manager.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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