MN Gov Says He’ll Consider Closing Schools as Extreme Cold Approaches


BLOOMINGTON – Gov. Tim Walz on Friday said his administration is considering closing down Minnesota schools next week as temperatures are forecast to remain below freezing.

The West Central Tribune reports the DFL governor told reporters that he felt local school officials tend to make the right decisions in opting to call off classes due to extreme weather, but he was weighing whether the state should step in.

Forecasts show high temperatures in the double digits below zero across the state Tuesday and wind chill advisories are likely.

Walz said his 18-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son had also lobbied their father to call off classes next week.


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