National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: Severe Weather Awareness

This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - a time to thank the mostly unseen dispatchers who are always there in times of need.

Nobles County Dispatcher Joe Reith talks about severe weather awareness

Sunday update from Nobles Cooperative Electric

From Nobles Cooperative Electric

Sunday Morning Update – 8 a.m.


Significant progress was made yesterday. At today’s start we have 2,798 members without power from a high of 4,500 on Wednesday. Yesterday, 1,302 members had their services energized. We are likely to see that number drop dramatically as the Fulda City and Fulda Legacy Substations are energized later today. Great strides are also being made in the Lismore and Chandler area. Approximately 400 poles and a large number of transformer poles were damaged from the storm.

Federated outage update for Saturday morning

Federated outage update 8 a.m.
JACKSON – By the end of Friday, crews working for Federated Rural Electric in Jackson cut the outages in half. As of Saturday morning outages were down to 1,062 from 2,700 at the peak of the storm.

NCE has offered an estimated list of power restoral

Nobles Cooperative Energy crews continue to make progress in restoring members in Nobles and Murray Counties. There are 41 linemen helping NCE with their efforts, and as of this morning, approximately 3,600 members without power.

Here is an estimated list of restoral:

Wonky Donkeys and the police chief visits kindergarten

WORTHINGTON - Snoring sounds, the hee-haw of many donkeys and lots of giggles were heard last week when Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel visited three kindergarten classrooms at Prairie Elementary School last week.