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A statue of Hall-of-Famer and former Minnesota Twins baseball player Rod Carew was dressed in a hat, scarf and sweater outside Target Field on Sunday, just ahead of what is expected to be the coldest air in four years.

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Michael Appleman ran around Lake of the Isles on Sunday, despite the frigid temperatures. He never misses a run, he said.

Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune

On Lake of the Isles, eighth-grader Foss Kerker played hockey with his friends from Southwest High School on a bitterly cold Sunday morning.

Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune

Bitter cold blows into Minnesota

  • Star Tribune
  • January 20, 2013 - 8:53 PM

What a difference a day makes.

High temperatures on Saturday inched toward 40, but when most Minnesotans woke up Sunday morning, the thermometer was at 0.

A frigid cold front blew into the state, whipping up windchill warnings and nipping exposed skin.

While Sunday's high was predicted to hit 7, the low was expected to drop to 12-below.

Monday's high is forecast at 2-below, the coldest day in four years, with a windchill as cold as 35-below in the morning.

No snow is expect the next few days.

The Arctic blast didn't stop Michael Appleman from running around Lake of the Isles Sunday morning. He never misses a run, he said.

But in Duluth, Spirit Mountain ski area posted on its website that it would be closing early Sunday and Monday night because of the cold weather.

On Sunday afternoon, a few of the statues of famous Twins players outside Target Field were bundled up in sweaters, hats and scarves made by area knitters.

Tell us Star Tribune readers, are you staying inside or braving the elements during this cold spell? Put your answer in the comments section. You can also tag pictures #stribcold on social media, and we'll pull them together to share.

DAVID CHANEN

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