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Sheriff's office struck twice by lightning

STANLEY, N.D. -- Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson says lightning can strike twice in the same place. Halvorson said his office in the county courthouse was struck by lightning last week. It was the second time the office had been hit by a b...

STANLEY, N.D. -- Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson says lightning can strike twice in the same place.

Halvorson said his office in the county courthouse was struck by lightning last week. It was the second time the office had been hit by a bolt in just over a year. No one was hurt in either incident.

The latest strike knocked out the main emergency 911 system for a time, although a backup system ensured there was no disruption to service. Halvorson said last year's strike fried telephone lines, computer equipment and a pop machine.

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