Benjamin Flores, 8 months, of Willmar get a little help from his aunt, Beatrice Flores, as he plays in water spouts Monday at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. The sizzling temperatures Monday are expected to continue through the holiday and into the weekend. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
West Central Minn. braces for hot holiday week
WILLMAR -- By midafternoon Monday, the heat index in Willmar had soared to 100 degrees and Rob Baumgarn, Willmar Community Education and Recreation coordinator, was keeping a close watch on the thermometer.
Any hotter, and he and his staff would have to start talking about whether to cancel community rec activities for the day.
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