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Other Opinions: 'Normal' around here is pretty cold

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If weather forecasters were right, residents of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota awoke today to the coldest temperatures in years. The mercury was expected to plunge to near 30 below zero in Fargo-Moorhead overnight, which is just a few degrees shy of a deep cold record set in 1881.

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If there's an upside to the cold, it's the lack of wind. As the wind slacked overnight, the temperature plunged beneath clear skies. That's usually the recipe for record-setting lows.

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