Weather Forecast

With temperatures in the 90s on Thursday, William Allen relaxed with his dogs at

Heat wave hits the state


Most of the state — including the Brainerd area — was in a heat advisory Thursday, with temperatures in Brainerd peaking at 92 degrees. 

The National Weather Service in Duluth reported a large ridge of high pressure built over the upper Midwest Thursday and was expected to last into Friday, resulting in hot a humid conditions. 

Temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s, combined with dew points in the mid 70s produced a heat index ranging from 95-100 degrees. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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