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Update on The Deep Freeze: John Rose Oval Closed Today

City officials cite "extremely cold conditions" for the closing.

Students and most government workers get to stay home today (Monday). But others had to brave subzero temperatures in Roseville.

Meanwhile, the city announced the Guidant John Rose Oval will be closed today because of the extreme cold.  Here is the city's announcement:

"All activities on the OVAL for Monday Jan. 21st are canceled due to the extremely cold conditions. All activities in the Arena, and banquet facility are on as scheduled. Based on weather forecasts, the OVAL will re-open on Tuesday."

Frostbite could happen in less than 10 minutes. Please stay inside and stay warm!

The high today (Monday) is expected to be six below, with wind chills reaching 26 to 36 below, according to the National Weather Service. The forecasted low for Monday night is 16 below zero.

There is a dangerous wind chill advisory for the north central U.S., according to the National Weather Service.

Frigid temperatures and gusty winds will allow wind chill values to range from -25 to -50 degrees through Monday morning across much of North Dakota and Minnesota as well as northeast South Dakota and north central Iowa. This will lead to dangerous outdoor conditions, including the threat for frostbite and possibly hypothermia or death.

The rest of the week’s weather doesn’t look much warmer.

How have your experiences with the cold been? Tell us about it in the comments section.

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