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Published January 27, 2010, 02:45 PM

Crews Make Progress Restoring Power in Dakotas

The most recent estimates Wednesday were that about 3,350 households remained without power in North Dakota, and South Dakotans still in the dark had dropped to about 3,200.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Utility crews continue making progress restoring electricity to parts of the Dakotas after storms that brought ice, snow and strong winds.

The most recent estimates Wednesday were that about 3,350 households remained without power in North Dakota, and South Dakotans still in the dark had dropped to about 3,200.

South Dakota's Cheyenne River Reservation has been particularly hard hit, losing both electricity and water service. Several shelters have been set up around the reservation.

Tribal Chairman Joseph Brings Plenty says some looting has been reported. He has imposed an 8 p.m. curfew and is asking vendors to temporarily stop alcohol sales.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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