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Winds Blow Smoke From Forest Fires In Canada Into Midwest

A haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south. National Weather Service forecasters say Tuesday that smoke from wildfires in northern Saskatchewan is blowing as far south as Tennessee. A thick band of smoke extends through much of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.

06/30/2015

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Forecasters Says Flash Flooding Is Possible With Heavy Rain

Forecasters say there’s a risk of flash flooding in southern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin. The National Weather Service says 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected over southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin, with up to 6 inches in localized areas. A flash flood watch has been issued for those areas.

06/11/2015

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Highs Hit 90s In Minnesota

Summer-like weather has hit Minnesota, with highs reaching the 90s in southern and central parts of the state. The National Weather Service says Appleton in western Minnesota peaked at 99 degrees Tuesday.

06/09/2015

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Tornado Touchdowns Reported In Western Minnesota

The National Weather Service says a trained spotter reported a tornado touchdown just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday near Montevideo. Law enforcement reported part of a roof blow off a building at a farmstead about seven miles north of Montevideo.

05/16/2015

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Black Hills See A Foot Of Snow, Flakes To Fall In Northern Minn.

A May snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow in South Dakota’s Black Hills.

05/10/2015

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Following Hail Storm, Contractors Rush To Damaged Neighborhoods

One day after golf-ball-sized hail fell across the Twin Cities, families are adding up the damage from the storm.

05/04/2015

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Temps Reach Frigid Lows Across The State, Without Wind Chill

ome of the coldest air of the season has settled into Minnesota. The bottom dropped out of readings in the northern region of the state Thursday. It’s 31 below in Ely and Fosston, 28 below at Bemidji and 25 below in Brainerd. That’s without the wind chill factor.

02/19/2015

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Winter Storm Dumps Snow In Southern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota is digging out from a winter storm that is pushing across the Plains and Midwest.

02/01/2015

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Record-Breaking Warmth In The Dakotas

As a blizzard slams the Northeast, mid-winter warmth is breaking records in the Northern Plains. Record-high temperatures in the 50s and 60s were set in parts of the region Monday, and Tuesday temperatures were expected to climb even higher — into the 70s even in southwestern South Dakota.

01/27/2015

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Blizzard Conditions Close Southern Minnesota Highways

While temperatures climbed above zero in Minnesota on Thursday, schools across the state were still canceling classes as strong winds threaten blowing snow and dangerous driving conditions.

01/08/2015

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Lows Plunge To Nearly 30 Below In Northern Minnesota

The deep freeze is on in Minnesota.

01/05/2015

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Wind Chill Warnings As Extreme Cold Falls On Minnesota

Dangerous arctic cold and strong winds descended upon Minnesota on Sunday morning, creating the possibility of wind chill factors as low as 45 below.

01/04/2015

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Frigid Temps Expected For New Year’s Eve Revelers

Forecasters say bitter cold temperatures will greet New Year’s revelers venturing outdoors. A wind chill advisory is in effect for all of central and southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

12/31/2014

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Wind Chill Advisory In Effect Until Noon

A wind chill advisory is in effect Tuesday morning for Minnesota and western Wisconsin as a blast of arctic air descended on the Upper Midwest.

12/30/2014

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Winter Storm Snarls Pre-Thanksgiving Travel

A winter storm in south-central Minnesota is creating difficult driving conditions on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The Minnesota State Patrol says troopers have handled nearly 400 crashes and more than 200 spinouts statewide as of 4 p.m. Wednesday. Fifty-five of those crashes involved injuries, including one with serious injuries.

11/26/2014

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Bad Weather Could Impact Holiday Travel In Dakotas

Bad weather could snarl Thanksgiving travel plans for residents of the Dakotas.

11/25/2014

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Minn. Sees More Than A Foot Of Snow In Season’s 1st Storm

The flakes of the season’s first major snow storm began falling on Minnesota Monday morning, and by the time the clouds clear out Tuesday, around a foot of snow could blanket a swath of the state.

11/10/2014

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Storm Closing Schools, Messing With Commute

Some school districts in Minnesota are canceling classes as the first major winter storm of the season arrives. St. Cloud Area Schools, Albany, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Sartell are among those closed Monday because of the storm that could deposit more than a foot of snow in some area.

11/10/2014

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Season’s First Storm Could Dump 14 Inches On Minn.

Minnesotans are preparing for Old Man Winter as the season’s first major storm threatens to dump more than a foot of snow Monday on a swath of the state, including the metro.

11/09/2014

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Despite Snowy Forecast, Mpls. Schools Don’t Anticipate Canceling Class

Although the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of the state, Minneapolis Public Schools says it doesn’t anticipate canceling class.

11/09/2014

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St. Paul Schools Create Winter Cancellation Policy

St. Paul public schools have announced a plan for cancelling classes during extreme winter temperatures. The St. Paul School District said Wednesday that classes will be called off if the National Weather Service forecast at 6 a.m. predicts an air temperature below minus 25 or a wind chill of 40 below zero.

11/06/2014

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Weather Blog: New, Expanded Weather Risk Categories

Starting Wednesday, the Storm Prediction Center, the arm of the National Weather Service responsible for issuing all severe thunderstorm and tornado watches and warnings, will utilize expanded severe weather risk categories for 1 to 3 day convective outlooks.

10/22/2014

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Snow Back In The Forecast For Minnesota

Forecasts say some Minnesotans could wake up to a blanket of fall snow Saturday — the first accumulating snow of the season.

10/03/2014

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Good Question Mailbag: Target Field Turf Design & Flight Numbers

Josh from Apple Valley wants to know: How do they make the designs in the grass at Target Field? The outline of the state of Minnesota coincided with the 2014 All-Star Game, and it’s become popular with fans.

07/25/2014

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Polar Vortex, Part Deux? Not Exactly, NWS Says

Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, something the National Weather Service says it regrets tweeting earlier this week.

07/11/2014

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