All Minnesota Public Schools Closed Monday Due to Cold


By Kristina Pydynowski

The dangerous cold invading Minnesota has forced Governor Mark Dayton to close K-12 public schools statewide on Monday–the first such order by a Minnesota governor this century.

“The safety of Minnesota’s schoolchildren must be our first priority,” said Governor Dayton in a press release issued on Friday.

“I have made this decision to protect all of our children from the dangerously cold temperatures now forecast for next Monday. I encourage Minnesotans of all ages to exercise caution in these extreme weather conditions.”

Residents should follow the governor’s advice to avoid suffering from frostbite or hypothermia.

“One of most dangerous aspects of this Arctic outbreak will be the gusty winds accompanying the subzero temperatures,” stated Meteorologist Brian Lada.

Temperatures will start Monday in the minus 30s across northern Minnesota and the minus 20s to the south, then will not climb above 10 below zero statewide during…

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