Valleyfair reopens after power outage

Valleyfair is returning to normal after the Shakopee amusement park lost power Tuesday afternoon, KARE 11 reports. Xcel Energy officials say it took crews about 90-minutes to restore power after an equipment failure.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Valleyfair is returning to normal after the Shakopee amusement park lost power Tuesday afternoon, KARE 11 reports. Xcel Energy officials say it took crews about 90-minutes to restore power after an equipment failure.

The outage stalled many rides, including the Wild Thing roller coaster and the Ferris wheel. A Valleyfair spokesman tells the Star Tribune no one was injured.

Next Up

coronavirus, ICU

Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.

Texa-Tonka

Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.

Duluth and Case Recreation Center

St. Paul to open two extra temporary shelters for homeless people

Mayor Melvin Carter announced the new shelters will be opened in the event of excess demand.

vote, election

Minnesota once again had the highest election turnout in the country

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a record percentage of voters also sent in absentee ballots.

court gavel

Minneapolis man sentenced to 30 years for death in robbery gone wrong

James Moore was sentenced in the death of Malik Smith.

Em1jOWyWEAwspXK (1)

St. Paul homicide suspect arrested by FBI in Chicago

A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was killed in the Nov. 14 shooting.

Sanford Health

Sanford Health 'parts ways' with CEO after his face mask comments

Kelby Krabbenhoft had been with the company since 1996.

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.

PennyMomentos

How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

Related

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.

Power restored in downtown Minneapolis

Xcel Energy says a power outage affected an area of downtown Minneapolis near Block E Tuesday morning, but electricity was back for most areas after noon.

Valleyfair increases security after fight-fueled evacuation

The amusement park in Shakopee was evacuated on Saturday night.

State Fair Space Tower briefly shut down after power loss

The Space Tower at the State Fair was closed briefly Wednesday after the ride was receiving reduced power. Power was fully restored about two hours later. This is the third ride at the fair that needed to be temporarily shut down due to various issues so far this year.

Crews still working on restoring power in Itasca County

It's been nearly a week since the first of two windstorms swept through northern Minnesota. Crews working to restore power in the area of Grand Rapids and Deer River say there were still 1,000 customers without electricity Sunday, down from 14,000 at the peak of the outage.