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Severe Weather Cuts Across Central Minnesota

Reports of tornadoes, hail, high winds, and heavy rain popped up across Central Minnesota late this afternoon and this evening, prompting Tornado & Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Sterns, Pope, Todd, and Morrison Counties.

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SEVERE WEATHER Safety Tips!

Holy-moly, it's getting scary out there!

With the warm weather comes severe weather season. Thunderstorms, lightning, high winds and tornadoes are all things we shouldn't take lightly. Here are a few safety tips from The National Weather Service that could just save your life!

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Severe Storms a Possibility This Afternoon & Evening

After an early morning round of showers and thunderstorms today, redevelopment is expected this afternoon and evening across Central Minnesota -- with the possibility of some storms becoming strong or severe. We'll keep you up to date with any possible watches or warnings.

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St. Cloud Area’s Top 5 Things To Do During This Rainy Week [LIST]

The weather outside is crummy and wet, but that shouldn't stop you from making the most out of this week. If you're looking for ideas right here in the St. Cloud area, here's some ideas!

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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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