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Using plastic buckets and refreshing water, Dave Blom's grandchildren found a way to cool off in the heat on Monday, August 26, 2013 in his backyard on Fillmore Street in Alexandria, Minn. (Contributed)

The doggone hot days of summer

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The heat is on.

Not just the typical warmth of summer but a suffocating, blast-furnace type of heat that cloaks your every pore the second you step outside your air-conditioned house or car.


With heat advisories in effect all this week, many residents are forgoing their typical summer routines of lawn work, running, gardening, biking or enjoying the outdoors.

It's just too blasted hot.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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