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Crews with Quam Construction of Willmar repair a broken water main Monday on Seventh Street Southwest near Kennedy Elementary School, which was closed due to the weather. The main broke due to the sub-zero temperatures moving across the area. Another main break was reported along Highway 12 in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Schools close, pipes burst, roads a mess: Relentless cold snap grips region

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WILLMAR — Most area school districts are closed today due to brutal winter weather.

Gov. Mark Dayton had ordered schools to close on Monday because of bad road conditions and extreme cold temperatures and wind chill readings.


Dayton and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius left the decision about today’s schools up to local districts.

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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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