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Power linemen work around clock to restore power in north Iowa, southern Minnesota

"I'm glad there are people out there willing to work all hours."

Posted: Apr 13, 2019 12:38 AM
Updated: Apr 13, 2019 8:39 AM

MANCHESTER, Minn. - Manchester, a tiny Freeborn County town, is one community where all of the residents do not have power. Just up the road, linemen have been working around the clock to make sure people get their power restored. 

With high winds, power line crews brave terrible weather to restore power. Manchester's Jeff Hagen is grateful. 

"I'm glad they are out there," Hagen said. "I'm glad there are people out there willing to work all hours. I know I would if I had to." 

Living without power these past few days have tested Hagen's patience. 

"It's been a struggle," Hagen said "People are getting along but there are people that left and they are not staying in their houses because they don't have power." 

Ever the Good Samaritan - Hagen does what he can to help his neighbors. 

"I'm running from my house to two other ones here making sure they keep it going," Hagen said. "I know one of the guys. He can't go outside that much. I'm kind of watching over things a little bit." 

As the linemen keep plugging away, Hagen cheers their efforts. 

"Keep it going," Hagen said. "Don't stop until you get it done. Thank you, guys." 

The crews are expected to work on Highway 13 between Albert Lea and New Richland all weekend. 

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