If your Internet went down Saturday, blame an unkind cut more than 100 miles away.

Twin Cities construction workers accidentally cut a major trunk fiber-optic line at 1 a.m. that leads to the Internet collection point for most of Minnesota.

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About 25 percent of HBC customers lost service for most of the morning, according to a Monday release. Most service was restored by afternoon. The cut was repaired by 9:30 p.m., according to the release.

“We apologize for the outage,” said Dan Pecarina, HBC’s vice president for corporate development.  “While many Minnesota Internet users were completely without service, we worked very hard to keep HBC patrons connected.”

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