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Cut cable knocks out cable service in Farmington

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A severed fiber optic line is to blame for the service outage Charter Communications customers experienced Wednesday night.

Tucker Carlson, director of government relations and communications for Minnesota's Charter service, got a call from a Charter customer in Red Wing around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The service there had been knocked out. It didn't take long before more complaints began to come in.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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