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Governor Dayton Orders Statewide School Closures

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is ordering all K-12 public schools closed for this coming Monday. That's ahead of an expected cold snap settling in to the area at the beginning of the week.

Air temperatures are expected to be in the teens to 20's below zero and wind chills in the 40 to 50 below range.
 
The last time a Minnesota Governor closed public schools was back in January of 1997.  Then-Governor Arne Carlson ordered the closures because of severely cold temperatures.