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Girl, 3, critical after getting stuck outside in deep cold

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Lansing police say a 3-year-old girl sustained critical for hypothermia after she apparently got out of her family's apartment in the bitter cold and then couldn't get back in through a locked door.

The accident happened Saturday, the last day of one of the coldest Februaries ever recorded in Michigan. Police said Sunday she's been upgraded to stable condition.

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Sgt. Joe Brown tells the Lansing State Journal a relative found her on a sidewalk in front of the apartment complex about 8:30 a.m. It was 5 degrees.

The National Weather Service says Flint's average temperature last month was 11.3 degrees, lowest on record for February and second coldest for any month.

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Saginaw's average of 11.5 degrees was the coldest February on record, while Detroit's 14.1 degrees was the second-coldest.

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