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Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
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August 27, 2013
Excessive heat warning in effect for west central Minn.
West central Minnesota will remain in an excessive heat warning through midnight tonight, according to the National Weather Service. In the Willmar area, high temperatures today will be around 93 degrees, with heat indices ranging from 100 to 107 this afternoon. These dangerous...
August 27, 2013 - 9:32am
Midwest heat wave prompts early school dismissals
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- An unusual, late-summer heat wave has enveloped much of the Midwest, putting schools and sports events on hold.
August 27, 2013 - 7:58am
August 20, 2013
Heat advisory today in Willmar and much of western, central Minn.
WILLMAR -- Summer is back. The first 90-degree day in more than a month is forecast today for much of the area, the National Weather Service says. That combined with high humidity will lead to hazardous heat indices. A heat advisory has been issued from noon to 8 p.m. today in...
August 20, 2013 - 8:10am
July 18, 2013
Local shelter says don't forget about pets on a hot day
WILLMAR -- On a hot day like today, officials from the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar say don't forget your four-legged friends. Animals need access to plenty of water and shade. Keeping them indoors in the air conditioning is recommended, but if that's not possible, make...
July 18, 2013 - 12:13pm
Relief from worst heat on the horizon by weekend
NEW YORK (AP) -- Cooler temperatures are within sight but likely not soon enough and cool enough for a large swath of the country hit with dangerously...
July 18, 2013 - 8:00am
July 17, 2013
NWS expands heat advisory to west central, central Minn.
WILLMAR -- The heat advisory in effect through Thursday evening has been expanded to Willmar and much of the rest of west central and central Minnesota. The National Weather Service office in the Twin Cities says temperatures in the lower to middle 90s combined with heat indices...
July 17, 2013 - 3:05pm
July 16, 2013
Hot, humid weather expected this week in west central Minn.
It will be another hot, humid day in west central Minnesota. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of west central Minnesota today. Temperatures are expected to hit the low 90s by this afternoon, with heat indices ranging...
July 16, 2013 - 9:00am
Heat leads to algae issues on Minn. lakes
ST. PAUL -- Microscopic algae plants in Minnesota waters are being turned into harmful algal blooms, the Pollution Control Agency says. They could harm pets, livestock and humans. “High rainfall, which has been common throughout much of Minnesota this spring, results...
July 16, 2013 - 8:00am
July 5, 2013
Toddler dies after being left in car in Ontario; grandmother charged
MILTON, Ontario — A grandmother is facing criminal charges in the death of an Ontario toddler left alone in a sweltering car. Leslie McDonald, 51, was charged today with criminal negligence in connection with the death of her grandson, Maximus Huyskens. Police say the boy...
July 5, 2013 - 12:23pm
June 20, 2013
LeBron leads Heat to 2nd straight title
MIAMI — LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs...
June 20, 2013 - 11:37pm
May 14, 2013
Red flag warning continues today for west central Minn.
Willmar and west central Minnesota remain in a National Weather Service-issued red flag warning this morning. As warm, dry air and gusty winds move into the area, temperatures are expected to reach into the mid-90s by the afternoon. Wind gusts could reach as high as 40 mph. Isolated...
May 14, 2013 - 9:23am
May 13, 2013
Area under fire weather watch
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for most of the area for today. Temperatures reaching the middle 80s to 90s, winds from 15 to 25 mph and low relative humidity are forecast to arrive today, bringing dangerous wildfire conditions this afternoon...
May 13, 2013 - 6:22pm
January 8, 2013
US roasts to hottest year on record by landslide
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America set an off-the-charts heat record in 2012. A brutal combination of a widespread drought and a mostly absent winter pushed the average annual U.S. temperature last year up to 55.32 degrees Fahrenheit, the government announced Tuesday. That's a full degree...
January 8, 2013 - 12:55pm
September 12, 2012
CERTs Family Energy FaceOff blog: Saving money with the heat on
September 12, 2012 - 8:56am
July 16, 2012
Heat advisory issued today for most of west central Minnesota
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a heat advisory in effect today from 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. for all of central...
July 16, 2012 - 8:47am