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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Winds of up to 78 mph caused power outages and toppled semitrailers in northern Utah yesterday. Rocky Mountain Power says the winds knocked out power to more than 1,700 customers in the Farmington area for up to four hours. The strong winds are expected to decrease today.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Auto club AAA Utah is offering a free rides home and car towing to prevent drunk driving on New Year's Eve. AAA's Tipsy Tow program is open to Utah residents even if they're not members of the auto club. The service will be available from 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. on Jan. 1. The offer is for any one-way trip of 10 miles or less.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City will offer curbside recycling for Christmas trees in January. City officials say residents can leave their trees on the curb to be picked up and composted on Jan. 12. People can also leave their trees in their brown curbside compost bin for regular weekly pickup. Trees must be free of lights or decorations.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 11 of his 26 points in the final four minutes to help the Utah Jazz rally to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-94 last night. Trey Burke set a career-high with 26 points and Derrick Favors had 15 points. Before the game it was announced that starting guard Alec Burks would have shoulder surgery and miss the rest of the season.

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