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Dangerously Cold Winter Raises Frostbite Concerns [AUDIO]

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ST. CLOUD — Extreme wind chill and low temperatures have resulted in a bad combination this winter.

Throughout the state cases of extreme frostbite continue to rise.

Mackensey Stang is an Injury Prevention Specialist at the St. Cloud Hospital. She says to be aware of the warning signs.

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In St. Cloud there has been three cases of frostbite and three cases of hypothermia.

Stang says it takes about five minutes to get frostbite in this extreme weather.

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Stang says if you experience blisters and numbness you should see a doctor right away.

St. Cloud native Alyssa Lommel suffered severe frostbite when she was out in the cold for nine hours in Duluth.

Temperatures are expected drop below zero again next week.

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