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It's not all that uncommon for temperatures in this part of Minnesota and North Dakota to hit the minus-20s at this time of year.

"Traditionally, we've had the tendency to see some of our coldest air of the season arrive in early February," says Daryl Ritchison, a meteorologist with WDAY-TV in Fargo.


But the cold snap that was anticipated to sweep through the region today (Sunday) and tomorrow is "the coldest this area has been in two or three years," he adds.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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