Dozens Prepare for Frigid Temps at MLK Day March

Wind Chill at Time of March is -22F

As preparations were almost complete for today’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march in Duluth, marchers were ready to walk through downtown on one of the coldest mornings so far this winter.

Dozens filled the halls of the Washington Community Center just after 10:30 Monday morning, ready for the one-mile march to the DECC.

But with a wind chill advisory in place, participants wore everything they could to beat the cold.

|“This morning I definitely had a huge cup of chai to keep my body warm,” said marcher Kate Gray. “So I have some wool socks, my winter boots, I have layers on layers underneath my jacket.”

Gray, like many participating in the march, said mornings like this are normal for Minnesota and she didn’t mind braving those temperatures for the cause.

“Because I feel like we’re all just thoughtful stewards. And we know what it’s like to serve, and we want to give back to the community. That’s why we’re here,” she said.

The temperature near the lake in Duluth at the time of the march was about -6 degrees Fahrenheit; the wind chill was 22 degrees below zero.

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