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Cooling Centers Open Friday For Those Without Power

While crews continue to work hard to restore power as quickly as possible to the thousands still in the dark, temperatures around the Twin Ports will soar again into uncomfortable levels...

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Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Photo Credit: Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Amsoil Arena Offering Shelter From Excessive Heat After Last Night’s Storm

The Northland had been warned of excessive heat and many people were preparing by getting their fans and air conditioners in place.  However, no one was expecting the extent of damage from the early morning storm that surprised us with downed trees and power lines. Over 3,000+ people were left without power and many don't know when it will be restored. Amsoil Arena and the Duluth Area YMCA has stepped up to help the community, elevate stress and keep us safe.

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East Coast Withers In Summer Heat Wave
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5 Jobs In Duluth/Superior That Are Miserable In The Heat

This week we will experience the worst heat of the year, and there are people that just have to suck it up and go do their jobs no matter what...

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Don’t Underestimate the Summer Sun – Even Cool Days Heat Up Vehicles [VIDEO]

Unfortunately there are tragic stories each summer about pets and children left in vehicles on hot summer days. While there has been a growing awareness about these dangers when outdoor temperatures are hot, it is important to remember that even on cooler days that it can still get dangerously hot in a vehicle.

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How Can I Reduce My Energy Bills? Duluth Residents Can Find Out An Event On September 12

With the changing season, many are starting to think about those cold winter months ahead and the rising energy bills.  In an effort to help customers use less energy, officials with Comfort Systems and the City of Duluth are presenting tips at their booth during the Harvest Fest at Bayfront Festival Park, Saturday, September 12.

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Keep Your Car Cool In A Heat Wave; Important Facts To Remember As The Thermometer Rises

I think we've all been there;  At one point we've all gotten into a vehicle that's been sitting outside all day in the hot summer sun.  Not only are the temperatures in an extremely hot car uncomfortable, but they can also be dangerous to our health.  This is especially true for children who might not realize the dangers on their own - or - who are left to sit in a vehicle.

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How To Stay Cool During A Heat Wave

There are probably a lot of people from outside the Northland who don't understand just how hot it can get here in the summertime.  Granted, we don't have extremely long stretches of hot weather - but when we do get warmer temperatures it can easily approach 100 degrees or more.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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Possible Record-Breaking Temperatures Spark Heat Advisory from the National Weather Service for the Entire Duluth / Superior Region – Tips to Protect Yourself

With forecasted temperatures just over 90 degrees today, we might break the record of 89 set for this day. The heat and high humidity has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory effective from 11 am to 8 pm Tuesday for heat index values between 95 and 105 through the Twin Ports, and along the North and South Shores of Lake Superior. How can you prevent health-related issues for yourself and those around you?

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Heat Advisory In Effect Means Take Precautions

We're in the month of July and the month is known as dog days, because it is the hottest days of the year. We have been issued a few Heat Advisory Days. People should take precautions. People are encouraged to check on their neighbors, especially if they are elderly or do not have A/C.

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Source: The Shopping Sherpa via flickr
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Daylight Saving Time Costs You Money

First off -- it's Daylight Saving Time - not "savings".  It's a single time period that we're talking about.  That said, many Americans might be surprised that a research project contradicts one of the central reasons for the creation of DST...

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