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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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Football Players, Marching Band Members Practice Thru 90-Degree Heat

The hot weather forecasted for Tuesday will have lots of people looking for some relief. It should be a popular day for lakes, pools and water parks around the Twin Cities. Lake Josephine in Roseville is likely to be a popular spot in Roseville Tuesday as much of the Twin Cities is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

08/20/2013

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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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