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'Destructive' severe thunderstorm warnings will prompt alerts on cell phones

Only about 10% of severe storms nationwide are deemed 'destructive.'

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How much rain does Minnesota need to end the drought?

More than half of the state is experiencing severe drought right now.

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Fireworks causing fires in MN despite warnings of dry conditions

The DNR has prohibited "ALL fireworks" in Beltrami Co.

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Heat wave leads to early reports of blue-green algae on some Minnesota lakes

The August-like weather could mean a green summer on local lakes.

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Lake Elmo among latest MN cities to implement outdoor watering ban

The ban prohibits automatic or mechanical watering outdoors in an effort to conserve water during the period of extreme heat.

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More cities banning outdoor watering as extreme heat continues

The heat wave has caused water use in many cities to spike.

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MN water park hits 'full capacity' as guests reportedly suffer heat stroke

It was a dramatic opening day for Bunker Beach Water Park.

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Up to 6 inches of snow possible Tuesday evening in parts of MN

Portions of central, north-central and northwest Minnesota are under a winter weather advisory from noon to midnight Tuesday.

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Good news: Deep freeze adds to Lake Superior's ice coverage

The lake was experiencing historically low ice coverage earlier this winter, but that all changed with the recent cold snap.

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Expect slow afternoon commute as snow hammers down

NWS says roads could be slippery, so slow down and use caution when driving.

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Hennepin sheriff issues thin ice warning amid warmer temps

This comes after two siblings fell through ice in Maple Grove.

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Sept. 22 Novak Weather: Big changes loom by next week in MN

Maybe some rain or even claps of thunder for parts of Minnesota on Wednesday night.

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Mudslide, flooding closes highways in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Heavy rains Monday have caused problems in the southern Minnesota, closing four highways.

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Driver dies after vehicle becomes submerged in Wisconsin floodwaters

It was one of several vehicles to become submerged after the area received several inches of rain.

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How to shovel snow without getting hurt

Shoveling snow results in thousands of injuries every year.

Winter storm forces Delta to drop change fees in MN, WI

The airline has issued a travel waiver for January 27th-28th.

How to keep your house cool without AC

When it's scorching in Minnesota, it can be particularly tough at nights.

Wintry weather forces Sea Salt closure 2 days after opening

It's making conditions unsafe on the paths at Minnehaha Park.

Shorts weather this weekend followed by a big storm

Heavy snow and rain is possible early next week.