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Water is best defense against heat-related ills

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Although temperatures have waned slightly from the high 90 and 100 degree days of the weekend, people could still suffer from a heat-related illness.

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"The main thing is to drink plenty of water and don't wait until you're thirsty," said Wadena County Public Health Director Karen Nelson.

Eight to 10 glasses of water a day is the normal amount to drink but when it's hot, people should drink even more, she said, and coffee doesn't count.

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