MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s Friday, which means the weekend is almost here.

From flood clean-up in Minnesota and Wisconsin to Zika virus fears in Puerto Rico, here are the four things you need to know for Aug. 12, 2016.

Flood Clean-Up Continues in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Flood clean-up efforts will continue on Friday for many home and business owners in western and southwestern Minnesota as well as western Wisconsin. Heavy rain over the last two days, especially Wednesday night, caused flash flooding in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The Buffalo County sheriff’s department in Wisconsin said up to eight inches of rain fell in 45 minutes, flooding roads and barns. Residents and business owners in the Minnesota town of Willmar are also cleaning up after heavy rains flooded streets and basements.

Republicans To Stop Funding Trump Campaign?

CBS News has learned more than 70 Republicans are urging the Republican National Committee to stop funding Donald Trump’s campaign and funnel those resources to Senate and House races instead.

In Michigan, Hillary Clinton focused on her economic plan and called for billions in new investment in manufacturing and infrastructure jobs.

Zika Fears Grow in Puerto Rico

Zika fears have the U.S. surgeon general urging Puerto Rico to intensify its public education campaign against the virus.  It’s estimated 25 percent of the island will be infected by year’s end.

There have been 25 cases of locally transmitted Zika in South Florida. The mosquito-borne virus can cause birth defects.

‘Get Your Rear in Gear’ Set For Sunday

It’s almost time to “Get Your Rear in Gear.” On Sunday, nearly 4,000 runners, walkers and bikers will take part in the annual event, which raises awareness for colon cancer.

Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States. Here is more information on Sunday’s event.


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