Updated:
Original:

Severe weather rumbles through Twin Cities metro, cuts power to thousands

Thousands of Xcel Energy customers lost power Sunday night as a line of strong thunderstorms moved its way across the state. Crews continued to restore service Monday morning. KSTP also reports at least three homes were struck by lightning and numerous trees fell throughout the metro. No injuries have been reported.
Author:

Crews continued to restore service to more than 2,500 Twin Cities residents Monday morning after a line of strong thunderstorms moved its way across the state Sunday night. An Xcel Energy spokesman told the Pioneer Press power outages affected 30,000 customers.

KSTP also reports at least three homes were struck by lightning and numerous trees fell throughout the metro. No injuries have been reported.

Several KSTP viewers submitted weather photos from Sunday night's storm.

The Star Tribune reports large trees damaged cars and blocked streets in the Highland Park neighborhood of St.Paul.

KARE 11 was in Apple Valley where a single lightning strike is being blamed for two house fires late Sunday.

Next Up

Gopher Football

U of M-barrassed: Gophers shocked by Bowling Green

The Falcons snapped a 21-game non-conference winning streak in front of a homecoming crowd.

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins applies for exemption to COVID vaccine, is rejected

Wiggins could miss a large chunk of the season without the vaccine.

CJ Ham

Vikings-Seahawks: 5 things you can count on happening

Can the Vikings finally beat Russell Wilson?

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Residents asked to be on the lookout for at-large suspect in Sauk Rapids

The suspect was last seen near the intersection of Garden Brook Drive Northeast and Strawberry Court Northeast.

Towerside Innovation District

Aquifer energy storage project wins financial backing of Mpls city council

It'll be used to power the Towerside Innovation District near the U of M.

Screen Shot 2021-09-25 at 10.02.45 AM

Bomb threat prompts school evacuation in central Minnesota

A search of the building did not find any suspicious items.

Pexels - beer outside patio brewery

Brewery, taproom moving into former Twin Cities newspaper space

Loons Landing officially signed the lease this week.

Vic Richfield auto theft PD - rectangle crop

Police: Car with dog inside stolen from outside Twin Cities liquor store

They're asking people to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

John Hofer - Chisago County Sheriff's Office

Murder charge filed over inmate's death at Chisago Co. Jail

The man suddenly became unresponsive and died while in a holding cell.

Related

Thousands of homes without power in southern Twin Cities

Xcel Energy says electricity should be restored within an hour.

Storm knocks out power to thousands, downs trees in Twin Cities metro

A day of record-breaking temperatures on Saturday was followed by a late season thunderstorm and damaging high winds overnight. The National Weather Service is still working to confirm whether it was straight-line winds or a rare late-season tornado that knocked out power to about 12,000 customers, the Star Tribune reports.

More severe storms to rumble through Minnesota

The National Weather Service says heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds and a few isolated tornadoes are possible through Saturday night.

Severe storms move through northeastern Minnesota

A tornado warning was briefly in effect on the Iron Range and a severe thunderstorm warning applies throughout northeastern Minnesota through 10 p.m.