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Xcel Energy: About 7K Twin Cities Residents Without Power Tuesday

Thousands of Twin Cities residents are without power Tuesday evening. Xcel Energy says about 5,000 people are affected in the South St. Paul area, and about 2,000 around northeast Minneapolis.

06/09/2015

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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

07/09/2014

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Family Uses Charcoal Grill For Heat, Suffers CO Poisoning

Sheriff’s officials say 13 people were overcome by carbon monoxide when a charcoal grill was used inside a home in Trempealeau County. Dispatchers received a call about an unknown medical condition at a home in the Town of Arcadia late Sunday afternoon.

02/25/2014

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Gallo Goes There: What Makes A Great Sports Town?

Is it because every team in the city is equally loved and supported, with sellouts stretching back decades, through good seasons and bad?

01/13/2014

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Pro Athletes Turning To Yoga For Recovery, Peace Of Mind

There’s no doubt that sports can take a toll on the human body. And professional athletes need to be able to recover quickly after a game. And many are turning to yoga as a way to provide recovery not only to their bodies, but also their minds and souls. Andrea Atherton, manager of Modo Yoga in Minneapolis, says the temperature of the yoga space draws in practitioners from the cold. “Once they step into the space, the heat gets them here. The way that they feel when they walk out of these doors really makes them feel refreshed,” Atherton said.

12/16/2013

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It’s Time To Start Thinking About Ice Dams

You may not even want to think about it, but winter is right around the corner. WCCO-TV meteorologist Chris Shaffer says we could see our first frost by this weekend.

10/15/2013

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Hot, Dry Weather Stressing Pastures Across Minn.

Hot, dry weather is putting stress on pastures across Minnesota.

09/09/2013

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Drought Deepens In Central Minnesota

The late-summer drought is deepening in central Minnesota, according to data released Thursday. The new U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that several counties in central Minnesota are now in a severe drought.

09/05/2013

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‘Heat Days’ Become More Common For Sweaty Schools

Schools starting the year before Labor Day are running into a problem: heat. As temperatures climbed past 90 in much of the Midwest last week, many schools were forced to find creative ways to cool kids down.

09/02/2013

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Heat Proves Too Much For Some Minneapolis Schools

Minneapolis schools tried fans, popsicles, ice and outdoor classes before finally giving in to a late-summer heat wave.

08/29/2013

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As High School Football Kicks Off, It’s All About The Heat (Index)

High school football kicks off Thursday night, and the storyline this week has been all about the heat.

08/28/2013

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Hot Spell Pushes Xcel To Near Record Power Use

Buzzing cicadas signal yet another hot August day. But it’s the scorched lawn and grinding of an air conditioner that are Brett Severson’s clue. “My A/C is running all the time — I’d guess my bill is about $400 a month,” Severson said.

08/28/2013

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Heat Wave Closes Dozens Of Mpls. Schools For Rest Of The Week

Classes are canceled for the rest of the week at 27 schools in Minneapolis. High humidity and sweltering temps, combined with some buildings lacking air conditioning has canceled class on Thursday and Friday at more than two dozen schools, which will then resume class on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students will not need to make up the canceled days.

08/28/2013

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Missing Man Found In St. Paul

Officials in St. Paul say they’ve found an 85-year-old man who went missing Tuesday, a day of extreme heat and humidity, after seeking the public’s help.

08/28/2013

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How To Beat The MN Heat Wave On The Cheap

The Como Pool and the Science Museum are hits on heat wave days. WCCO photojournalist Gordy Leach captured the sights and sounds of those keeping cool. Check out the video report for more.

08/27/2013

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Community Group Denounces Hot Conditions In Mpls. Schools

A community group organized a news conference this afternoon to denounce the conditions in Minneapolis schools. The focus was on schools that don’t have air conditioning.

08/27/2013

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Fair Vendors Hurting In Record Heat

Deep fried anything on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair sounds tasty, but in record heat?

08/27/2013

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Hot Weather Puts Negative Impact On State Fair Food Biz

The hot weather is having a huge impact on State Fair food businesses. Attendance was down on Sunday by 40,000 folks this year compare with last.

08/27/2013

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Minneapolis School Will Be Open, Despite Heat

Despite oppressive heat, Minneapolis public schools again will be open Tuesday. The Minneapolis School District kicked off the new school year Monday as Twin Cities temperatures soared to a record 97 degrees.

08/27/2013

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Mpls. Schools Deal With A Scorching First Day

The excitement of the first day of classes for Minneapolis Public Schools came with some apprehension due to Monday’s sweltering heat. The district got permission to begin the school year a week before Labor Day four years ago. Most classrooms are not equipped with air conditioning. The principals and teachers in Minneapolis did what they could to make sure students were as comfortable as possible.

08/26/2013

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Too Hot For Food Trucks

Working in a food truck is a hot experience on a normal day, but on Monday it’s was just unimaginable.

08/26/2013

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Fairgoers Cope With Record-Setting Heat

Extreme heat is the most dangerous type of weather, causing more fatalities than flooding, lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes combined. Appropriately, fairgoers are taking Monday’s temperatures seriously while still having fun. On a second day of record-breaking heat and oppressive humidity, fairgoers arrived with water in hand and armed with a plan to stay cool. For members of the Jefferson High School marching band, beating the heat began days in advance when musicians began getting used to consuming lots of water.

08/26/2013

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Minneapolis Schools Prepare For Hot First Day Back

We’re still a week away from Labor Day, but many Minnesota students went back to school on Monday. Minneapolis Public Schools and some other districts received waivers from the state to start this earl, which also means starting in record heat.

08/26/2013

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News Click: School Starting Too Early This Year?

Should public schools in Minneapolis be starting prior to Labor Day?

08/26/2013

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The Hottest Stretch Of Weather At The Fair In 65 Years

Day four of the Minnesota State Fair is going to be a hot one. More than 100 people have been treated so far due to the scorching heat.

08/25/2013

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