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Mankato East Dismisses Students Due to Power Outage

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Power is back on at Mankato East High School after an outage cancelled classes this morning.
Students were dismissed from class Thursday morning at 9:15.
School officials say a main fuse in a panel blew around 6:30 a.m.
Students started the day in class, but after officials determined the outage would last throughout most of the day, Superintendent Sheri Allen says it was best to send them home.
Allen says, "In this case we didn't have power right away this morning, and with the length of time for students whether that is using facilities, eating lunch, pieces like that, it's safer for students not to be there."
All after-school activities are scheduled to remain on time. Superintendent Allen says there is no plan to make up the missed class time due to days already built in the schedule.