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Record temps push Minnesotans outdoors

Despite bright sun and brown grass across the state, Minnesotans seemed remarkably drawn to winter-like activities on the day after Christmas.

Temps reached record highs across the state Monday and Minnesotans headed outdoors.

Perhaps the most out of place were the golfers. Courses opened in Woodbury, Rochester and many other courses around the state.

But, despite the green grass and sunshine, Minnesotans appeared to remain remarkably drawn to winter activities.

KARE11 found people skiing on man-made snow in at Theodore Wirth Park.

WCCO found skaters on refrigerated rinks in St. Paul.

And KSTP reports that the annual ALARC ice dive on Lake Minnetonka will go on as planned this week. In fact, the unseasonably warm temps may bring a record turnout.

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