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By Alex Ross 

Few complaints on handling of power outage


October 31, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Tom Patrick of Patrick Construction speaks Monday in Havre City Hall during a public meeting about how NorthWestern Energy handled a massive power outage caused by a snowstorm at the start of this month.

Members of the public and representatives from NorthWestern Energy praised each other Monday for their efforts dealing with a massive power outage during and after the record-breaking Oct. 2-3 snowstorm.

The comments were made at a meeting at Havre City Hall Monday, hosted by the Montana Public Service Commission.

Travis Kavulla, R-Great Falls, vice chairman of the commission, whose district includes the region from Chester to Malta that experienced the power outage, led the discussion.

"This is definitely an unusual outage in terms of scale in Montana," Kavulla said. "We thought it wo...

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