The Minneapolis utility says in a statement that potential harm to endangered or threatened birds played a "major factor" in scrapping the so-called Merricourt Wind Project in Dickey and McIntosh counties.
About 5,660 Xcel Energy customers were without power for 12 hours by the time service was ultimately restored early this morning. All customers affected by a widespread outage Saturday were back online by 1:45 a.m., according to a statement from Xcel.
About 10,000 Xcel Energy customers have power again after a widespread outage early this afternoon gripped parts of Fargo and West Fargo.
UPDATED: Power restored to 10,000 Xcel customers; crews still working to return power to rest
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