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Wind prompts red flag warnings at Duluth-area beaches

Strong winds and rip currents have prompted officials to issue a red flag warnings along the shoreline of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. People are advised to stay out of the water at Park Point beaches in Duluth.
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Strong winds and rip currents have prompted officials to issue a red flag warnings along the shoreline of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. People are advised to stay out of the water at Park Point beaches in Duluth.

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