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For second time this week, Twin Cities hits 100 degrees

Following a record high of 101 degrees on the 4th of July, the Twin Cities metro area has been blasted with another 100-degree day. Despite a forecast of a 90 degree day by the National Weather Service Thursday morning, the temperature at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport hit 100 degrees by 3 p.m.
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Following a record high of 101 degrees on the 4th of July, the Twin Cities metro area has been blasted with another 100-degree day. Despite a forecast of a 90 degree day by the National Weather Service Thursday morning, the temperature at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport hit 100 degrees by 3 p.m.

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