Judo was first included as an Olympic sport in 1964, during the summer Olympics in Japan. Matt Lagou teaches Judo and Jiu Jitsu at the Downtown Gym in St. Cloud and says the sport has been picking up steam locally with the Rio Olympics.
Storms developing this afternoon across North Dakota will continue east into northern MN, before starting to angle southeast toward Ladysmith and Eau Claire late tonight, with this activity remaining largely north of I-94.
It will be another hot and humid day across much of the area today. An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect through this evening across southern MN and adjoining areas of WI where afternoon heat indices will peak in the 100 to 105 degree range.
Dangerous heat will develop today as highs reach well into the 90s along with dew points in the high 70s. This will result in afternoon heat indices from 100 to 110 degrees. The winds will become northerly tonight ushering in lower dew points. Even though it will be hot again on Friday, the lower dew points will only yield heat indices in the 95 to 100 degree range.
A St. Cloud woman who has been playing tackle football for 18 years is finally getting her shot at a world championship. Michele Braun is a center on the offensive line for the "Minnesota Vixen". They are the longest continually operating women's tackle football team in the nation.
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