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Stewartville, MN (KROC-AM News) - The power is back on in Stewartville.

People's Energy Cooperative was finally able to restore electrical service to Stewartville this afternoon. Much of the city was left in the dark after the historic storms that hit on Wednesday resulted in major damage to a portion of the cooperative's power grid that serves the Stewartville area.

credit: Peoples Energy Cooperative
credit: Peoples Energy Cooperative

At the peak, well over 2000 homes and businesses in Stewartville lost electrical service. Well over 1000 of those customers were still without power until this afternoon.

As of early Friday evening, People's Energy was reporting that fewer than 300 of its customers in southeastern Minnesota still lacked power. The biggest outage was in Plainview, where outages still affected more than 170 customers.

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After 20 years of war, 29 men and women from Minnesota made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan while serving our country during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Scroll through the photos below and pay tribute to our fellow Minnesotans who served with valor.

The information below comes from the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count

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