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The most dramatic storm damage washed up on the east side of Lake Osakis, near Black's Resort. Boats were swamped and flipped, docks and lifts were twisted and bent, and lake weeds were tangled with boards, boat seats and coolers along the shore. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)

Storms leave residents without power, trees down, soggy lawns

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Severe weather rumbled through the lakes area late June 20 into early June 21. Residents woke up to scattered branches, toppled trees, missing dock decking, soggy lawns and power outages.

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According to Runestone Electric Association (REA), over the weekend, numerous substations were down due to transmission issues.

Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) also reported scattered power outages caused trees taking down power lines in locations throughout its service area.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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