Super Bowl cold call: How cold is cold for the locals in Minneapolis?

Posted at 7:47 PM, Jan 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-28 22:52:59-05

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - When News 3 Sports Director Adam Winker and photojournalist Dax Gray arrived in Minneapolis Sunday for coverage of Super Bowl LII, the temperature was 20 degrees, with a wind chill of nine and snow flurries in the air.

So Wink wanted to know: Is that cold...for the locals?

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After doing some "cold calling", we learned the locals don't think it's cold until the temperature falls to 15 or 20...BELOW ZERO.

"We're Minnesotans - we're Norwegian," explained one fan at Super Bowl LIVE in Downtown Minneapolis. "We're fine, it's not cold at all."

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"This is beautiful," added another local resident wearing a Minnesota Vikings jersey. "I just came off the lake from ice fishing, just for this."

Ice fishing? Ice fishing! But it's not cold, right?