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A couple walk hand-in-hand along the riverside in Red Wing, enjoying warm, sunny weather. Exposure to the sun is most harmful 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in late spring and early summer. -- photo by Michael Brun/Republican Eagle

Here comes the sun (eventually)

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After weeks of false starts and freezing temperatures, warm spring sunshine finally arrived over the weekend. But before rushing out to enjoy the rays, health professionals say it's important to remember the one product Minnesotans likely haven't thought about in months -- sunscreen.

Even in our higher latitude climate, exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun is dangerous, said Dr. Ryan Kelly, who practices family medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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