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Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon & Evening

A few severe thunderstorms are possible across Central & Southern Minnesota this afternoon and evening. Large hail and damaging winds are the main severe weather threats along with locally heavy rainfall. Stay tuned to 98.1 for possible watches and warnings.

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Minnesota DNR’s Tips To Campfire Safety

Nice weather in Minnesota means campfires. Here are a few helpful campfire safety tips from the Minnesota DNR:

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How Fast Can The Sun Heat a Car’s Interior?

With warmer weather here, it's probably a good time for a reminder that our vehicles can become ovens in just a few minutes (even with the windows cracked) -- which is obviously a bad deal for kids, pets, or anyone else who can't take care of themselves.

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Things Minnesotans Do Once It Hits 70 Degrees

Minnesotans are so predictable once the weather hits over 70 degrees!

How many of these are you guilty of doing?

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Statewide Tornado Drills Today Across Minnesota

The National Weather Service is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety today to conduct tornado drills in preparation for the upcoming severe weather season. 98.1 Minnesota's New Country will be participating in the drills. Schools, businesses and other facilities are encouraged to conduct tornado drills as well.

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How Dedicated Of A Twins Fan Are You? [POLL]

The weather is crazy (bad) for the 2016 Minnesota Twins Target Field Home Opener.

Does the weather stop you from supporting your neighborhood Twins?

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Who’s Ready for 70˚? (Because Here It Comes)

We had another pretty easy winter here in the Northstar State -- I mean it was 60+ in February (sorry polar bears)! Lately though, it has felt extremely wet, blustery, and cold; but that's about to end. 70˚ is on the radar for later this week.

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My Drive To Work Was Crazy!

Thanks to the snow, St. Cloud dealt with multiple crashes this Friday (4.8) morning.

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Southern Blizzard Leaves Lots Of Headaches

I actually live just south of the Twin Cities - Sure am happy I stayed here last night!

Blizzard that hit the cities and south on Wednesday has left quite the impact on Minnesota drivers.

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Latest Snowstorm Forecast for Southern Minnesota

Winter Storm Watches & Warnings have been posted for Southern Minnesota for Wednesday and Wednesday night -- with 3-6" expected in the Twin Cities, and 9-12" on the way for Albert Lea and Rochester. We're expected to get little to none of the white stuff here in St. Cloud. No big travel concerns for Easter weekend. Happy Spring!

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Minnesota DNR Says Bears Are Waking Up!

If this isn't a sure sign of spring, I don't know what is!

Danger: Bears Crossing

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Big Snow Headed for Southern Minnesota

It's still a couple of days away, but winter weather watches and advisories have already been posted for the southern part of Minnesota -- including Rochester, Red Wing, Mankato, and Albert Lea, for up to a foot of snow Wednesday and Wednesday night. Happy Spring!

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