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47 cats rescued from sweltering heat near Twin Cities

HARRIS, Minn. – Authorities say 47 cats were rescued from a vehicle that was parked in sweltering heat at a southeastern Minnesota rest area. The cats, discovered Tuesday about 50 miles north of the Twin Cities, were living in the car with their owner who recently became homeless and didn’t want to leave the animals behind. Animal Humane Society investigator…

Update: 1 of 2 twins found locked in hot vehicle has died

HIBBING, Minn. –  One of two twin 3-year-old boys found locked in a hot vehicle in Hibbing has died. The other twin has been released from a hospital. Hibbing police say the boys were reported missing Monday evening. Neighbors joined police in a search for the twins. About an hour later a citizen found the twins locked inside a vehicle…

Heat Causes Part of Main Avenue to Buckle in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Extreme heat conditions are causing roads to buckle throughout the metro. On the intersection of Main Avenue and 40th Street South, traffic was backed up heading east and was reduced to one lane as the heat has caused the road to buckle just before merging onto I-29 North. City workers were working to mark the area early…

Cooling Off During Hot Weather While Staying Safe From COVID-19

Medical experts are reminding people you need to be extra careful when you go outside

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Public pools are a hot spot for people to come cool off. COVID-19 is causing new changes to pools across the metro. “We have no chairs, no horizontal surfaces on the facility, everything is secured and put away. Our capacity is normally 277 patrons. We are down to 207. We would love to open it up…

Firefighters Battle Massive Fire At Apartment Complex In 90 Degree Heat

No injuries are reported

Courtesy: GoFundMeMANDAN, ND — Firefighters battling a large apartment fire in Mandan in sweltering heat. Crews were called this afternoon to the fire at the 42-unit apartment near Mandan Middle School. The roof of the structure is gone. No injuries are reported. Several cats have been found alive in the building. Deputy Mandan Police Chief Lori Flaten says firefighters were…

Fargo Police Responded To 37 Welfare Checks On Animals Left In A Vehicle In June

The average temperature was 85 with the hottest day last month being 95

FARGO, ND — Police in Fargo are reminding pet owners to never leave pets in a vehicle without it running in the summer months. The department responded to 37 welfare checks on animals left in a vehicle in June. The average temperature was 85 with the hottest day last month being 95. In three incidents, animals were removed from the…

Stay Safe in the Heat as Temperatures Rise Over the Weekend

It's important to take breaks if you're outside for a long period of time

Summertime means lots of fun outside, but it’s important to stay safe in the heat. “We try to go to the pool, but on nicer days like today we go to the park or something else we can be outside for awhile,” Erin Kub of Kindred said. “With extreme heat and dew points rising, it’s going to take a little…