Record Cold Hammers Midwest

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PLAINS AND MIDWEST: The arctic cold that has paralyzed the Plains and Midwest is expected to last through the weekend, setting record lows from Minnesota to Louisiana. In Tower, Minnesota, the mercury reached a record for the state at 60 below zero. 50,000 to 60,000 people were without power in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. At least 12 people have died as a result of the severe weather.