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Record cold in Detroit Lakes this morning
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Detroit Lakes tied a record overnight, but it definitely won't have people dancing in the streets.

The temperature dipped to 37 below on Tuesday morning, tying a low temperature record set in 1934, according to KDLM radio, which maintains a weather station on Richwood Road.

By 9:15 a.m., the temperature had climbed to a balmy 27 below.

Around the area, Park Rapids weighed in with an overnight low of 35 below.

Bemidji dipped to 32 below and Wadena matched Park Rapids at 35 below, according to the Park Rapids Enterprise.

"Fosston is always a cold pocket," NWS meteorologist Geoffrey Grochocinski told the Enterprise. "They've been sitting at 38 below. We thought we'd see 40 below somewhere but we haven't yet."

Thorhult, in the northwest corner of the state, was sitting at 39 below, Grochocinski said.

"Tonight we'll be dealing with the wind chills, which we don't have right now," he said. "But the worst stuff will be Wednesday night into Thursday morning when we get wind chills near 40 below."

But the weekend forecast looks good.

"We could actually see temperatures in the 20s by Sunday," he said.

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