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PHOTOS: Beating the summer heat

Splash pad offers relief from early summer heat in Willmar

Beaude Schultz, 7, from left, and Jasper Halverson, 7, react to water pouring on their heads while attempting to beat the heat as temperatures hit 90 degrees at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Beaude Schultz, 7, left, and Jasper Halverson, 7, react to water pouring on their heads at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar while attempting to beat the heat as temperatures hit 90 degrees Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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WILLMAR — Temperatures soared Tuesday as a heat wave blanketed most of Minnesota. Residents were advised to stay indoors if possible, and to keep cool as temps climbed into the high 90s.

That didn't deter some west central Minnesotans from cooling off at the splash pad in Willmar's Rice Park, however.

Children keep cool in the summer heat at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Children keep cool in the summer heat at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Brooke Wulkan, far left, and mother Kalley Lingl, far right, swing Hudson Lingl, 1, into a water feature at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Brooke Wulkan, left, and mother Kalley Lingl, right, swing Hudson Lingl, 1, into a water feature at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Children and families keep cool  while playing at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, as temperatures hit 90 degrees.
Children and families keep cool while playing at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, as temperatures hit 90 degrees.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Naome Bubon, 2, smiles while splashing around in water at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Naome Bubon, 2, smiles while splashing around in water at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
People react to water being poured on them while keeping cool in the summer heat at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
People react to water being poured on them at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar while keeping cool in the summer heat Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Children play in a water feature at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Children play in a water feature at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

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