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Dangerous wind chills settle into region

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 15:41:28-05

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dangerously cold temperatures are descending on parts of the Upper Midwest.

The National Weather Service issued a wind child advisory overnight Thursday for Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas and several other states where wind chills are expected to plunge to as low as 30 below.

The weather service says the wind chill temperatures could cause frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

The deep freeze caused organizers of the Winter Carnival in Minnesota to cancel the parade Thursday night through downtown St. Paul and several other events.

In South Dakota, the city of Sioux Falls closed its six outdoor skating rinks and warming houses because of the cold weather.

Forecasters say the frigid weather will stick around with next Wednesday's high expected to be minus 1 in Wisconsin.