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Paige Jansons, 10, from left, Laura Bolin, 9, and Joely Palmer, 9, enjoy their recess time Wednesday playing on the snow mound at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. While most of the children have no problem staying warm, the adult supervisors must make preparations for their stint in the cold. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Queens of the cold


First of all, you need a good jacket, with a hood.

The hood is important, because it keeps your neck from getting cold and keeps cold air from going down your neck.

And remember -- layers, layers, layers.

If you want advice on staying comfortable outdoors in the winter, talk to the people watching over a sea of children at a school playground.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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