Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - There was a large power outage in Rochester Tuesday that affected a large number of RPU customers.

RPU spokesman Tony Benson says it happened around 2:10 p.m. and affected a wide area, including the downtown, Country Club Manor and customers in the southwest part of the city.

He blames the outage on a malfunction at a substation that was corrected in less than a minute.

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