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Minnesotans Soak Up Sun, Warm Weather

Warm weather is finally here! High temperatures and a sunny sky swept across the state of Minnesota Saturday. Temperatures have been warm this whole week, which gets many thinking that warm weather may finally be here to stay.

05/24/2014

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Health Watch: Tips For Preventing, Recognizing Skin Cancer

Summer unofficially kicks off  Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota, and experts say this is also a good time to remind everyone about sun safety. Three and a half million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, and many cases can be prevented or detected early.

05/24/2014

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Despite Loss, Twins Fans Soak Up The Sun At Target Field

On this warmest day of the season, the seats in the sun were the place to be at Target Field. Sunglasses and shorts were the standard uniform for Twins fans on Wednesday. And even those with a winter-induced pallor weren’t afraid to show off some leg. “I don’t think they’re too bad,” said Twins fan Matt Hall. “I’ve got a good base level going on.”

04/09/2014

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Twins Fans Enjoy Spring Weather At Home Opener

After a very long winter Twins fans finally got to enjoy some outdoor baseball, and some sun. It was 60 degrees and sunny during first pitch at Monday’s home opener at Target Field. A lot of fans were wearing t-shirts, shorts and shades.

04/07/2014

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Minn. Thaws Out On Warmest Day So Far In 2014

Sunday was the perfect day to get out and thaw out a little bit. With temperatures reaching the 60s in much of the metro, it was the nicest day of the year so far.

03/30/2014

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Xcel Energy Plan To Steer ‘Solar Gardens’ Push

Minnesota is looking to grow its share of electricity fueled by the sun and is counting on community solar gardens to help make it happen. A new state law demands that utilities get 1.5 percent of their power from solar sources by 2020. Under that law, Xcel Energy Co. has until Monday to tell how the giant electricity provider would like to manage the rollout.

09/27/2013

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Study Shows Doctors Rarely Talk About Sun Protection

Skin cancer is on the rise with more than three million new cases ever year. But a new study finds many doctors rarely talk about sun protection with their patients.

09/04/2013

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Brunson Leads Lynx In 91-77 Win Over Sun

Rebekkah Brunson had a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx in a 91-77 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Thursday night.

08/22/2013

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‘Being Assaulted By The Sun:’ A Look At Summertime SAD

Summer is the season so many of us look forward to after the long winters we have in Minnesota. And when the weather warms up, as it has this week, our parks and pools are packed with people eager to have some fun.

07/17/2013

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Sunscreen Isn’t The Only Way To Shield Kids From The Sun

Protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging rays is important. And protecting your children’s skin is serious business.

07/16/2013

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How To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

Summer can be obstacle course for your precious eyes with allergies, chemicals in pools, and the bright sunshine. It’s always a good idea to take steps to protect both yourself and loved ones. Beyond sun protection, sunglasses can prevent injuries.

05/15/2013

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Solar Power Bills Headed For Conference Committee

Two versions of a bill mandating solar energy for big utilities are heading for a conference committee where compromise legislation should emerge in the final week of Minnesota’s legislative session. The Senate version requires large utility companies to generate 1 percent of power from the sun by 2025.

05/13/2013

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Warm Up Breathes Life Into Minnesotans, Outdoor Dining

With Friday’s great weather, Minnesotans headed to the nearest outdoor eating spot.

04/26/2013

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Expert: Tanning Beds Major Part Of Increased Skin Cancer Rates

New data from the Health Department shows skin cancer is on the rise in Minnesota. Melanoma rates rapidly increased from 2005 to 2009.

01/30/2013

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Lynx, Sun Open WNBA Playoffs As Favorites

A year ago, the Minnesota Lynx opened the WNBA playoffs in an unfamiliar position after setting the franchise record for wins and making the team’s first postseason appearance since 2004. The experience of winning the title has the defending champions in a much different mindset this time.

09/26/2012

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