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Power outage leaves riders stranded at Valleyfair

A loss of power at the Valleyfair amusement park in Shakopee left some visitors stuck in the middle of their rides. An equipment failure caused the outage, which lasted about an hour-and-a-half. Park personnel escorted riders off the Wild Thing. No one was injured.
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A loss of power at the Valleyfair amusement park in Shakopee left some visitors stuck in the middle of their rides. An equipment failure caused the outage, which lasted about an hour-and-a-half. Park personnel escorted riders off the Wild Thing. No one was injured.

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