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Minnesota's extreme cold: What you need to know

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Slow but steady traffic on Lyndale Avenue.
Slow but steady traffic on Lyndale Avenue above the Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis on Monday.
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It's been dangerously cold in Minnesota this week. Low temperatures on both Wednesday and Thursday mornings are likely to range from about 25 below in southern Minnesota to around 40 below in the north. And that's not even counting wind chill, which could be record-breaking at times.

MPR News host Angela Davis spoke with three guests about how to stay safe in the cold — and when the arctic temperatures will end.


Kenny Blumenfeld, senior climatologist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Lt. Gordon Shank, public information officer for the Minnesota State Patrol.

Dr. Neha Raukar, emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic.

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