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Power has been restored throughout Ellsworth

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A squirrel tripping a power line is believed to have been the cause of the power outage that affected most of Ellsworth Tuesday afternoon.

An Xcel Energy customer spokesperson said power went out in most businesses and homes serviced by Xcel Energy around 2:30 p.m., except those serviced by Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services and the county buildings, which used backup generators. Power was back on shortly after 4 p.m.

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