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SD has sixth largest gap between temperature records

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Lee Johnson got into the heating and cooling business in South Dakota partially because of its high demand.

“For most of the year, it’s go, go, go,” said Johnson, 40, owner of Johnson Heating and Cooling, based in Alexandria.

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SD has sixth largest gap between temperature records

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Lee Johnson got into the heating and cooling business in South Dakota partially because of its high demand.

“For most of the year, it’s go, go, go,” said Johnson, 40, owner of Johnson Heating and Cooling, based in Alexandria.

Johnson  continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘Heat days’ become more common for sweaty schools

September 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — When city students arrived for the first day of school under the blazing temperatures of a Midwest heat wave, staff greeted them with some unusual school supplies: water bottles, fans and wet towels to drape around their necks.What they co…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Trinity Elementary dismisses early because of heat

August 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

School has been canceled in North Dakota because of deadly winter storms, temperatures far below zero and large quantities of snow that make travel near impossible. But the late-August heat wave that’s hitting the state well known for its frigid temperatures is causing one local school district to let its little ones out early for the remainder of the week. Continue Reading

Lack of air conditioning forcing Trinity elementary schools to dismiss early

August 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Trinity Elementary Schools will be dismissing early for the remainder of the week due to the heat wave in southwest North Dakota. Continue Reading

State fair center of heat wave

August 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Bennett family was well prepared for searing heat at the Minnesota State Fair. The frozen grapes, plentiful water, white T-shirts, changes of clothes and extra deodorant helped, but were not enough to make the Rice Lake, Wis., family actually cool Tuesday. Continue Reading

Hot weather a boon for ND group wanting later start date for school

August 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK As the state Department of Public Instruction takes calls from school districts about closing schools due to excessive heat, a group of parents who want the school year to start after Labor Day are using the high temperatures to their advantage. Continue Reading

Heat prompts early dismissals in Midwest schools

August 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LINCOLN, Neb. Students throughout the Midwest are getting out of school early this week because of sweltering conditions and a lack of air conditioning in some classrooms. Continue Reading

Sun, heat inject life into Mitchell pool

June 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic

After run of bad early season weather, hundreds flock to city’s aquatic center on hot, sunny day.

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Record high temperature set Monday in Mitchell

May 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The National Weather Service recorded 93 degrees, one degree higher than the previous May 13 Mitchell record set in 1932. Continue Reading