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The latest summer heat wave is serious, highs in the 90's but it'll feel like over 100 degrees here in Southeast Minnesota. Make sure you're hydrating and staying cool. Check on your kids, your friends, your pets, all that. If you know someone that has no way to stay cool, let them know about the Salvation Army Cooling Center.

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That being said, since we can't get rid of the heat, how 'bout we find some silly ways to keep cool? Here's the Top 8 very Minnesota Ways to Cool Off. Scroll and enjoy.

15 Very Minnesota Ways To Keep Cool During the Heatwave

It's going to be blazing hot, so keep track of your water intake, your friends, kids, and pets, and scroll slowly to get a cooling laugh.

If you have any other ideas, please, share 'em

Tell Me More About the Rochester Salvation Army Cooling Center

If you are needing a place to cool off or know someone who could use assistance, the Salvation Army Cooling Center is open from 8 am until 4 pm at 115 First Avenue NE in Rochester, Minnesota.

“In the winter time, we worry about people being exposed to long periods of cold, but heat can be just as dangerous. If people have nowhere to go, they can suffer from heat stroke, sun burns, and dehydration.” The Salvation Army encourages any visitors to the cooling center to see our social workers for help with their other basic needs. - Major Lisa Mueller, Corps Officer of the Rochester Salvation Army

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Services provided at the Cooling Center in Rochester, Minnesota

The following services and amenities are available and waiting at the Cooling Center in Rochester:

  • water bottles are always available to all,
  • public restrooms,
  • and an air-conditioned day center. (This area can serve 150 people at a time and a daily meal is also provided from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm.)

Read More: Cooling Center Opens in Rochester as Extreme Heat Continues | ?

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If you're going out to the fair, take a moment and remember what it was like when you were a kid...

10 Great Olmsted County Fair Memories

The Olmsted County Fair starts Monday the 26th, 2021. I asked for chats on the Y-105FM app telling me your favorite Olmsted County Fair Memories. Some are simple, some are more complicated...but almost all of them are about when we were in middle school, high school, or just out of high school.

Those were magical years, even if they were awkward as heck. Take your time, scroll slowly, and if you have a memory you'd like to share, just drop me an email: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com.