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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Blake Franklin, an eighth grader at Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham, got to help give the weather report on live TV last Thursday.

Perham boy is latest 'Weather Kid'

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Two weeks ago, Perham eighth grader Blake Franklin got some exciting news from his mom, Rhonda: "Guess what? You are going to be on live TV next week!"

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The following Thursday evening, Franklin spent about five minutes helping Hutch Johnson give the weather forecast on Valley News Live at Five on KVLY/KXJB Channel 11.

"It felt like hours," Franklin said of his experience in an interview Monday. "It's a lot harder than it looks."

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