Drought Deepens In Central MinnesotaThe late-summer drought is deepening in central Minnesota, according to data released Thursday. The new U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that several counties in central Minnesota are now in a severe drought.
'Heat Days' Become More Common For Sweaty SchoolsSchools starting the year before Labor Day are running into a problem: heat. As temperatures climbed past 90 in much of the Midwest last week, many schools were forced to find creative ways to cool kids down.
Heat Proves Too Much For Some Minneapolis SchoolsMinneapolis schools tried fans, popsicles, ice and outdoor classes before finally giving in to a late-summer heat wave.
As High School Football Kicks Off, It’s All About The Heat (Index)High school football kicks off Thursday night, and the storyline this week has been all about the heat.
Hot Spell Pushes Xcel To Near Record Power UseBuzzing cicadas signal yet another hot August day. But it’s the scorched lawn and grinding of an air conditioner that are Brett Severson's clue. "My A/C is running all the time -- I'd guess my bill is about $400 a month," Severson said.
Heat Wave Closes Dozens Of Mpls. Schools For Rest Of The WeekClasses are canceled for the rest of the week at 27 schools in Minneapolis. High humidity and sweltering temps, combined with some buildings lacking air conditioning has canceled class on Thursday and Friday at more than two dozen schools, which will then resume class on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Students will not need to make up the canceled days.
Missing Man Found In St. Paul Officials in St. Paul say they've found an 85-year-old man who went missing Tuesday, a day of extreme heat and humidity, after seeking the public's help.
How To Beat The MN Heat Wave On The CheapThe Como Pool and the Science Museum are hits on heat wave days. WCCO photojournalist Gordy Leach captured the sights and sounds of those keeping cool. Check out the video report for more.
Community Group Denounces Hot Conditions In Mpls. SchoolsA community group organized a news conference this afternoon to denounce the conditions in Minneapolis schools. The focus was on schools that don't have air conditioning.
Fair Vendors Hurting In Record HeatDeep fried anything on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair sounds tasty, but in record heat?
Hot Weather Puts Negative Impact On State Fair Food BizThe hot weather is having a huge impact on State Fair food businesses. Attendance was down on Sunday by 40,000 folks this year compare with last.
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.
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.
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.
Fairgoers Cope With Record-Setting HeatExtreme 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.