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Source: Walmart Stores via flickr
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Endless Drought Means Rising Prices At The Grocery Store

Shoppers looking for relief at the grocery store check out lane will have to keep watching the weather forecast.  The historically-dry conditions in the Midwest are setting the food industry up for non-stop, record-setting high prices

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West Duluth; Nick Cooper - Townsquare Media
West Duluth; Nick Cooper - Townsquare Media
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Photos of the Devastating Damage from the Flooding in Duluth and Superior [GALLERY]

After between 7 and 9 inches of rain fell in the Twin Ports, the waters are finally receding in many locations, leaving behind a mess. Homes, businesses, and roadways were damaged by the torrential rain, with less than 24 hours of rainfall leaving a need for months of repairs and recovery.

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Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
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Mayor Don Ness Declares State of Emergency – Governor Mark Dayton Comments on Rainfall Disaster in the Area

Duluth Mayor Don Ness earlier today declared a state of emergency, requesting assistance from state and federal authorities in clean up and rescue efforts as a result of the extreme rainfall totals in the past 24 hours. Governor Mark Dayton issued a response as well, offering the following thoughts on the deviating rainfall:

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Weather Forecast for Grandma’s Marathon [AUDIO]

With Grandma's Marathon here, many runners and spectators are wondering how weather conditions will be. I checked in with Adam Clark, Chief Meteorologist at the Northland's Newscenter, and he shared his race day forecast so you can be prepared for what we will see this weekend.

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Chief Meterologist Adam Clark Answers Rayman’s Question “What Exactly Is The Definition Of The Term “Dew point”?

When I was a youngster, moisture in the air was described as "humidity". I quickly realized the thicker the air felt, the higher the humidity must be. I pretty much forgot about it for years until one day I heard the words dew point. I never really got the exact definition of  dew point,  so I asked Chief Meteorologist Adam Clark of the Northland's News Center to put it in layman's terms for me. Here is his response in both text and audio. Thanks Adam!

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Source: waitscm via flickr
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Flooding Closes Highway 61 Near Grand Marais

Memorial Day Weekend travelers up the North Shore need to know about a road closure.

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Source:  perfesser via flickr
Source: perfesser via flickr
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Flooding Re-Routes Detour Near Ely

The heavy rains over the last two days are causing the MNDot to re-route their detour for Highway 1 near Ely.

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Source:  Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau via flickr
Source: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau via flickr
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Heat Plagues Boston Marathon

As expected, heat has hampered the running of the Boston Marathon.
One woman suffered a heart attack and three other runners were placed in critical care units at the hospital Monday after a sweltering running of the Boston Marathon, the Boston Herald reported

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Mother Nature’s Top 10 Freakout Moments of 2011

Every year, Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s the boss and 2011 was no different. In fact, it was the second most expensive year on record for insurers, costing $108 billion. Here’s a look back at the 10 most memorable natural disasters of 2011 in chronological order.

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Indiana State Fair Concert Stage Collapses, Killing Five [VIDEO]

Thousands of people were gathered at an outdoor stage at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night when high winds from a storm caused the stage rigging to collapse, killing five and injuring at least 40 others, multiple outlets report.

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Introducing Our New Interactive Weather Page

We're happy to introduce our new weather page - where you can view current conditions, see the five-day forecast, and explore the interactive weather map. You can use it for the latest updates, to plan for the rest of the week, or just to find out what's going on in the region.

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Massive Dust Storm Swallows Phoenix [VIDEO]

Phoenix, Arizona looked like a scene from an apocalyptic summer blockbuster Tuesday night after a massive dust storm engulfed the city and its surrounding areas.

The dust cloud appeared to be 100 miles wide and was moving between 50 and 60 miles an hour.

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