Cold weather means late school starts

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Jan 22, 2013 at 6:34 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Some schools in Minnesota plan to open late as the coldest air of the winter settles in.

Little Falls, Melrose, Swanville Albany, Eden Valley-Watkins Paynesville, Upsala Holdingford and St. Johns Prep were some of the schools in our area starting two hours late today because of sub-zero cold. The full list can be found at

Yesterday's high temperature in St. Cloud was 6 below zero--or 27 degrees colder than the normal high for this time of year.

Spirit Mountain ski area in Duluth closed early Monday because of the cold.

The National Weather Service says Monday's high temperature at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport only reached 2 below zero. That breaks a 4-year-old record of continuous high temperatures at or above zero at the airport.

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