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Shoppers seeking an air conditioner this week were often met with empty shelves like this one Thursday at Willmar's Runnings store. Two shipments sold out in days. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

AC units scarce this week in Willmar, Minn., after days of soaring temps


WILLMAR -- As temperatures climbed well into the 90s this week with heat indexes over 100, people flocked to the stores to buy air conditioning units.

By the end of the week, they were becoming increasingly hard to find in the Willmar area.

As of Friday, Cullen's Home Center in Willmar still had a handful of portable air conditioners left and about a half-dozen window units available. Rick Dahle, owner of Cullen's, estimated that the store sold around 90 units this week.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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