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Deep Freeze Settles In Across Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans are in for a weekend of arctic cold.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for western and central Minnesota through noon Saturday. A wind chill advisory is out for the rest of the state.

Wind chill readings could drop as low as 50 below zero in northwestern Minnesota.

Forecasters say Saturday will be very cold, with highs only making it to 5 to 10 below in the north to around 5 above in the far southeast. Lows Saturday night could drop to around 20 below in the north to around zero in the far south.

Powdery snow is expected across much of southern Minnesota on Sunday into Monday.

Highs Friday only made it to seven below in Alexandria and 1 below in Redwood Falls.

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