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Chilly International Falls lives up (or is it down?) to icebox label


Brrrr! It doesn't just feel autumnal in northern Minnesota. It's almost wintry!

International Falls, proud of its nickname as 'the nation's icebox,' reached a record low temperature for the fourth time in a week on Saturday.

The Duluth News Tribune reports that the morning thermometer reading there showed a chilly 38 degrees. The National Weather Service said that would tie the daily record first set just last year. The normal low for Aug. 10 is 52 degrees.

Earlier this week, the city set a record low of 37 on Thursday morning; tied a record low of 40 on Wednesday; and tied a record low of 38 on Sunday.

It chilly across the northern part of the state, with morning lows of 39 degrees at Crane Lake, 42 at Embarrass and 43 at Orr, Bigfork, Ely and the Grand Marais airport. Temperatures in Duluth bucked the trend. The morning low at the airport was 58 degrees; the record for Aug. 10 is 41.

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