Photos: How to stay cool in a heat wave? With ice cream, lemonade and a dip in the water

A group of girls do back flips into a lake.
A group of girls do back flips into Lake Nokomis during a heat wave in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
Tim Evans for MPR News

We're running out of ways to say it's still really, really hot across Minnesota.

Wednesday will be no exception, with most of the state seeing 90s (The "coolest" spot is near Lake Superior, where thanks to the influence of the lake, there will be a few 70s). Temperatures could set record highs in some areas.

The heat wave has been so brutal that St. Paul school district leaders said Tuesday they’re canceling all district classes for the week, bringing an early end to the school year.

Students will not switch to online learning but will be able to turn in remaining assignments. All athletics and graduation ceremonies will continue as planned, the district said in a statement.

And in Minneapolis, district leaders said they’re keep students home from 15 schools on Wednesday and Thursday due to the hot conditions.

If you plan to spend any time outdoors this week, be sure to stay hydrated and take it easy. Here are a few other safety tips for staying cool in a heat wave.

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