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Rochester residents find ways to beat the heat

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- This week's heat is being felt all over the country, but here in Rochester, area residents found several ways keep things cool Thursday.

With temperatures reaching into the 90's in most places, younger children took advantage of the nearest water fountain.

Most opted for keeping things simple and taking a stroll downtown, resting in the shade and cooling off with a cold beverage.

Though most people struggled with the heat, some vendors at Thursdays on First and Third used it to their advantage.

"The cold stuff, we do smaller portions so we go through it faster. More trips to the restaurant," said one vendor Thursday.

Other vendors, though, said they welcomed the hot weather. "We serve all hot food so it's actually kind of helping. On the colder days, we did have some trouble with stuff getting cold. This is perfect," one local vendor said.

While the heat didn't keep many people away from Thursday's on First and Third, elsewhere it did cause some cancellations. The Chatfield Brass Band Concert ended up being cancelled Thursday due to the heat.

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