MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has called out the Minnesota National Guard to help stranded motorists as a winter storm sweeps across the southern half of the state. Interstate 35 is closed between Owatonna and Faribault. Authorities are advising motorists to stay off the roads in southern Minnesota. The storm is interrupting flights at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. More than 400 flights have been canceled as of Monday afternoon, and flight delays are averaging about six hours.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Heavy snow and strong winds are pushing through the Midwest, closing highways in Kansas and South Dakota and snarling flights in Denver and Minneapolis. Dozens of school districts in Minnesota have canceled classes. National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Borghoff in Chanhassen, Minnesota, says the storm started brewing Saturday night over Nebraska and spread to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Transportation officials advised against traveling in southwest Minnesota due to whiteout conditions.
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - An 18-year-old arrested in the fatal shooting of a teenager in Stillwater has been released from jail. The suspect was arrested at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater Friday night where 19-year-old Charles O'Connell had been taken by a private vehicle. O'Connell was shot in the chest and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An overzealous Philadelphia Eagles fan whose attempt to rally subway passengers for a playoff game ended with him running into a concrete pole on a video that went viral says he's doing OK. Jigar Desai says his pain eased with the Eagles' 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game Sunday. The mishap occurred while Desai was heading to the game after having a few drinks while watching the New England Patriots defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game.
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