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Dangerous wind chills keep many students at home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Fear of frostbite is keeping many students home today around Minnesota and has the National Weather Service warning people to limit time outdoors.

The arrival of arctic air has pushed wind chill readings down to 40 below across northern and western Minnesota.

The Anoka-Hennepin School District notified parents classes were canceled Thursday "due to extreme winter weather conditions in the early morning hours." Other districts canceling school include Little Falls, Osseo, St. Cloud and St. Francis.

The Star Tribune reports in Elk River and Cambridge-Isanti, students will have an e-learning day, meaning instruction will be delivered online.

Associated Press

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