We're sure you've noticed — Minnesota has been dealing with
extremely cold temperatures this week, with wind chills of nearly 60 below on Wednesday.
Here are some hardy Minnesotans who braved the cold for travel and work. And some breathtaking scenery from Duluth!
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TJ McCrory works at the Luekens grocery store in Bemidji, Minn. On Wednesday, the extreme cold broke the automatic sliding doors, so McCrory had to drag them open and close by hand, just to let people in and out.
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Tony Yaeger of Andover made the drive up to Duluth in hopes of catching sea smoke Wednesday. With temperatures near 25 below zero in Canal Park at sunrise, Yaeger was battling the conditions with multiple layers on his face, insulated gloves and just a pair of pants. He was holding up fine, but wasn't sure his tripod would work as it appeared to have frozen in the short time it was exposed to the cold.
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Leonard Elits of St. Paul uses a charger to jump-start his car after the battery died in subzero temperatures Wednesday. "This is the coldest it's ever been," said Elits, who has lived in St. Paul since 1960.
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