Minnesota steams under excessive heat warning

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stifling heat has pushed the Twin Cities to a new record high.

The National Weather Service says the Twin Cities reached 97 degrees at 3:12 p.m. Monday. That breaks the old record for this date of 94 set in 1948.

Alexandria also set a record of 94. The old record of 93 was set in 1976.

The southern third of Minnesota remains under an excessive heat warning through Tuesday evening, while a heat advisory is out for much of central Minnesota through Tuesday evening.

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