High temps in Twin Cities trigger heat, air-quality warnings

A high of 93-degrees in the Twin Cities Wednesday triggered heat and air-quality warnings, but the metro wasn't the only area to feel the heat: The National Weather Service also issued heat advisories for southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
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A high of 93-degrees in the Twin Cities Wednesday triggered heat and air-quality warnings, but the metro wasn't the only area to feel the heat: The National Weather Service also issued heat advisories for southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

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