MINNEAPOLIS - Despite bitter cold weather, some events rolled on across the Twin Cities on Saturday.

With temperatures near 10 below, more than 1,500 runners took part in the 26th annual Reindeer Run around Lake Harriet.

"We briefly thought about cancelling, but when saw that the wind wasn't too bad, we said let's go," said race organizer Greg Franzen. "We're Minnesotans!"

In Arden Hills, it's still football season. The Bethel University football season played in the Division-III playoffs.

"I think it's about five below," said senior Tim Anderson while sitting in the bleachers. "I have several layers, but I'm so jacked up on adrenaline, I don't even feel the cold."

The Holidazzle parade in downtown Minneapolis also continued despite the weather. The last time parade officials canceled an event due to the cold was in 2008.