An April Fool’s Day storm brought rain, heavy snow and wind across western Wisconsin and Minnesota, causing a weekend of widespread outages and damage to trees, poles and power lines.

On Saturday, April 1, Polk Burnett Electric Cooperative reported, 593 members were out of power Saturday, south of Amery and Clear Lake area. Crews were dispatched to repair a transmission line issue affecting the Blackbrook Substation and had power restored within an hour. 

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