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Summer Heat Returns After Taking The Month Off

You can’t call it the calm before the storm because there’s no sign of severe weather – just a whole lot of heat and humidity. Summer, in the scorching sense, hasn’t made an appearance in quite a while. Recently it’s felt almost like fall. But like a carefree kid getting ready to head back to school, a reality check is also on the way in the form of 90-degree weather.

08/19/2013

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Beware Homeowners — Aerosol Cans Explode Like ‘Missiles’

An abandoned Firestone dealership garage is the perfect setting to demonstrate the destructive power of an aerosol can. It’s where a controlled fire would show just how fast and powerful a simple can of hairspray or paint can be.

08/13/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Like 70-Degree Temps?

Sunny, 79, with a slight breeze along the Mississippi River. Summers in Minnesota are the reason many people deal with the winter months. So, that had Brad Ehlers of Fergus Falls asking: Why are we comfortable with weather between 68-72 degrees when our body temperatures average 98.6 degrees? Dr. Tim Mead teaches anatomy at the University of St. Thomas.

08/12/2013

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Heat Blankets Much Of US As Summer Sizzles

From Minnesota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the country still days away.

07/17/2013

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Blaine’s Schwan’s Cup Attracts 25,000 & Creates $20M In Economic Impact

This week, youth soccer players from 17 countries, and all over the nation, take to the fields at the National Sports Center in Blaine as part of the Schwan’s USA Cup – the largest soccer tournament in the western hemisphere. Though the heat has been oppressive, there are still nearly 25,000 people in attendance.

07/16/2013

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Good Question: What’s The Best Temperature For Your Thermostat?

We are expected to see 90-plus degree weather over the next few days. That will have a lot of air conditioners working overtime.

07/15/2013

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Good Question: Why Don’t We Eat As Much When It’s Hot Out?

When the weather turns warm, Minnesotans love their outdoor barbeques and patios. But when it really turns warm, some of us start to lose our appetites.

07/10/2013

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Heat Triggers Pollution Advisory For Metro

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued a health advisory Monday because of the air pollution caused by the heat. The MPCA says that the ozone concentration is at its highest point during the evening between 5 – 9 p.m. They advise that people should avoid too much outdoor activity during this time of day. Despite the advisory, people are still spending time outside, and many are taking precautions.

07/08/2013

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Christmas Lake Boathouse Catches Fire

A boathouse on Christmas Lake caught fire just before 8 a.m. Friday morning. The boat was discovered ablaze on the 5900 block of Ridge Road in Shoreview, and it was actually on land when it went up in flames.

07/05/2013

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Power Still Out? Tips To Avoid Heat, Plus Food Safety

Friday’s storms knocked out power to more than half a million Minnesotans and days later, thousands of customers are still in the dark. The city of Minneapolis wants to make sure those without power are staying safe — in the heat and with the food they have left.

06/24/2013

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LeBron Leads Heat To Game 6 OT Win

LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.

06/19/2013

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Sports Verdict: Bigger Impact In The NBA Finals? Chris Bosh Vs. Tim Duncan

Perhaps the most key matchup of this matchup will be Tim Duncan vs. Chris Bosh. Which center will emerge as the bigger impact player? Craig Carton joins the Sports Verdict set to debate!

06/06/2013

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Top 5: LeBron James’ Most Dominating Postseason Performances

LeBron James averaged 29ppg during the Conference Finals in leading the Heat to a series victory against the Pacers. Let’s take a look back at the Miami star’s top 5 career playoff performances.

06/05/2013

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Heat, Spurs to Play for NBA Title

No more sitting out stars, and for the San Antonio Spurs, no more sitting around.

06/04/2013

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Heat Look To Regain Momentum In Game 5

It’s hard to call a game for the Miami Heat a must-win, but if the Heat can’t put together a winning formula against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals; the Heat could be in deep trouble.

05/30/2013

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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.

05/28/2013

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NBA Playoff Schedule

Conference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.

05/23/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who’s The NBA’s Biggest Villain? LeBron James Vs. David Stern

As the feats, and really the legend of LeBron James grows ever larger, he has begun to transcend the game itself, much to the dismay of many fans. Consequently, is he, or Commissioner David Stern, the greatest villain currently in the NBA?

05/23/2013

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VIDEO: LeBron Saves Heat at Buzzer of Game 1

LeBron James caught the inbounds pass, changed direction and immediately attacked the rim.

05/23/2013

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Make And Blow Your Own Glass

While many will fill vases with flowers this Valentine’s Day, why not make the vase? The Minnesota Center for Glass Arts lets you come in and learn how to blow glass.

02/09/2013

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Help The Salvation Army Help Families…..It’s Free And Takes 3 Minutes!

The Salvation Army gets $3 everytime this video is viewed, and if you do it before 2/2, they get $9! Tell your friends!

01/30/2013

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Metrodome Cranks Up The Heat To Melt Off Snow

Metrodome officials are making sure the heavy snow in downtown Minneapolis doesn’t bring the roof down.

12/09/2012

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Quality Apple Crop? It’s Hit And Miss

A cold snap in the middle of an abnormally warm spring left apple grower Joe Carlson unsure of how this season would turnout.

09/14/2012

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Hot And Dry Weather Brings Risks, Rewards

September is usually among our most rare months for grassfires, but firefighters battled one in Maplewood Monday afternoon. And a 400-acre fire is currently burning north of Bemidji.

09/10/2012

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State Fair Makes Preparations For Heat

If you’re planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, be prepared to sweat. Officials with the Minnesota State Fair have a plan for all the fair-goers, and they actually issued their Heat Plan for the day

08/30/2012

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