- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Xcel Energy says thousands of customers from St. Cloud through the Twin Cities into western Wisconsin remain without power.

Around 38,000 were still without power as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, down from about 130,000 after the storms raced across the area Tuesday night. And Xcel says that due to the extent of the damage, it doesn’t have an estimate on when service will be fully restored.

The National Weather Service confirms at least two tornadoes touched down in southeastern Minnesota Tuesday night, An EF0 tornado touched down east of Dennison just before 8 p.m., and an EF1 tornado touched down about a half-hour later near Lake City.

And the threat of more rough weather looms. Forecasters say two more rounds of severe weather are possible Thursday.

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