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Santa and Mrs. Claus, also known as Will Mielenz and Beth Fandel, made their way along Lake Harriet to the start of the Reindeer Run to officially start the 26th annual 5K walk and run Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Minneapolis, MN. Santa attributed the use of a cane to "an old rugby injury."

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Sundogs are visible in the eastern sky Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, as joggers make their way around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, MN.

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These spectacular sun dogs were photographed this week in the Detroit Lakes, Minn., area.

Mark Geihl, Special to the Star Tribune

Deep freeze grips Minnesota -- and here comes the snow

  • Associated Press
  • December 7, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Minnesotans are enduring a weekend of arctic cold. And now, more snow is on the way.

As of 2 p.m. Saturday, the temperature in the Twin Cities crept up to 1 degree above zero after an overnight low of 11 below. West winds at 7 miles per hour resulted in a wind chill of 12 below zero.

The National Weather Service has allowed wind chill warnings to expire in western and central Minnesota, although a wind chill advisory remained in effect in northeastern Minnesota.

Lows Saturday night could drop to around 20 below in northern Minnesota to around zero in the far south. Single digits below zero are expected in the Twin Cities.

Powdery snow is expected across much of southern Minnesota on Sunday into Monday. A winter weather advisory from the Weather Service says to expect 2 to 5 inches, with the greater amounts in the south.

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