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  • Daily Weather ForecastReceive the local forecast each morning.
  • Contests/Special Offers - Be the first to know about 6 News contests. Receive valuable discounts from local merchants.
  • Citizen 6 - What if a disaster hits Southeast MN or North IA? Our Salvation Army and Red Cross partners will let you know how to help with donations and alert you to volunteer needs.
  • School Closings - Be the first to know when school is cancelled in our area.
  • Energy Alerts - Be alerted when there is a high demand for electricity.

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