MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The death of a Minneapolis woman is the seventh confirmed heat-related fatality in nine days in Minnesota.
At least three other deaths may be heat related, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.
Lorraine Elert, 74, died Wednesday after her husband brought her to a hospital. She was diabetic and her Minneapolis home didn't have air conditioning. She also had a very elevated body temperature, authorities said Friday.
Heatstroke killed five people last week in Duluth. All five victims lived in lower-income urban apartments or rooms. And Viking lineman Korey Stringer died from heatstroke in Mankato.
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