Central Minnesota's Total Country (105.5 FM)
The arctic air mass that moved across Minnesota Thursday night continues to produce dangerously cold overnight windchills. That's expected to continue for the next several days. Forecasters with the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen say wind chill values in parts of the state have dipped into the 25-35 below zero range, and the Wind Chill Advisory is expected to remain in place until late Saturday morning. The coldest readings have been found over west-central Minnesota. Actual temperatures are in the double-digits on the minus side.
A 57-year-old Bemidji man is dead after the semi he was driving was struck by an Amtrack passenger train in Fawn Lake Township yesterday. The Todd County Sheriff's Office says the semi driver, Donald Hedlund, failed to stop at a railroad crossing when the collision with the train occurred. Hedlund died at the scene. Two passengers on the train were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for their injuries. Several other passengers on the train reported minor injuries.
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed today Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Minnesota, in honor of the 72nd Anniversary of the attack and the more than 2,400 Americans who lost their lives. Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings from sunrise until sunset.