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Weekend temperatures break previous record high

The highest temperature reached 100 degrees on Sunday, June 19, breaking the previous record high from 1988

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GRAND FORKS – The weekend heat wave brought temperatures brought record-breaking temperatures on Sunday.

Sunday's 100 degree day in Grand Forks broke the previous record high by five degrees, which was 95 in 1988.

Bill Barrett, a hydrometeorological technician with the Grand Forks National Weather Service, said temperatures are expected to stay in the 90s Monday, but will cool off throughout the rest of the week getting back into the 80s.

In East Grand Forks, around 500 residents along the point area of the city mostly west of Bygland Road experienced a power outage around 8 p.m. Sunday night. Power was restored for most residents about an hour later and all residents power was restored by 11:30 p.m.

Keith Mykleseth, the general manager of the East Grand Forks Water and Light Department, said the power outage was caused by a transformer that burnt out on Sixth Avenue Southeast. Mykleseth said the outage wasn't directly caused by the heat as the transformer was leaking for awhile and went bad.

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Meghan Arbegast grew up in Security-Widefield, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from North Dakota State University in Fargo, in 2021.

Arbegast wrote for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper, for three years and was Head News Editor for two years. She was an intern with University Relations her last two semesters of college.

Arbegast covers news pertaining to the city of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks including city hall coverage.

Readers can reach Arbegast at 701-780-1267 or MArbegast@gfherald.com.

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