MANKATO — More than 2,800 people in the Mankato area were without power Wednesday morning due to multiple reported outages.

Xcel Energy’s electric outage map showed 12 outages impacting 2,843 customers as of 11:15 a.m., with power restored for most by 11:40 a.m.

Xcel spokesperson Matt Lindstrom said a contractor was installing a sign when electrical wires made contact, causing the outages.

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