Thursday a.m. update: Well hello arctic blast

Welcome to the chilly Thursday, and good morning. Here’s what you need to know for the day.

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Bundle up thick Thursday. The highest high in the state is 3. In the Twin Cities, the high is 1 below zero with 10 to 15 mph winds. At night, statewide lows range from 10 below to 20 below. Metro lows around 12 below with wind chills down to 20 below and 30 below zero. More on Updraft. | Forecast

Time to bust out our cold-weather layering guide again. News to the state or looking for a couple of pro tips? Read this.

Coronavirus is as close as Madison, Wis. Still, Minnesota health officials say they’re ready. “I want people to know that this is something that we think about all the time,” the state’s infectious disease director says.

Metro Transit trains and buses are getting more cops. Responding to an increase in aggravated assaults and robberies, plus two killings, on transit routes, the agency is adding patrols, staff, expanding cleaning services and adding plain-clothes officers.

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