Central Minnesota's Total Country (105.5 FM)
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is cautioning that wind chills will remain at dangerous levels today, dropping to as low as 19-below and down to 25-below tonight. A brisk wind is also expected to bring blowing snow and the potential for dangerous driving conditions in western and southern Minnesota. Wednesday's high is expected to be just one degree, and the wind will make it feel as if it's nearly 30-below. A warmup is expected for Thursday and Friday with temperatures getting up to between 17 and 20.
A 19-year-old University of Minnesota-Duluth sophomore is hospitalized in the Twin Cities with hypothermia after sleeping outside on a porch Friday night in subzero weather. The "St. Cloud Times" reports nine-year-old Alyssa Jo Lommel is in stable-critical condition after she was found unconscious on a neighbor's front porch Saturday morning.
There's a court appearance today for a Willmar teen accused of helping murder another teen's grandmother -- but it looks like the hearing will be for a plea bargain, rather than prosecutors' request to certify Devon Jenkins as an adult. The 16-year-old is currently charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder in the July 29th stabbing and strangulation of 79-year-old Lila Warwick in her Willmar home.