Governor Closes All Public Schools In State

(St. Paul, MN) -- All public schools in the state are closed today. Governor Dayton made the unprecedented move on Friday in advance of a winter storm that has the entire Upper Midwest in a deep freeze. Wind chills are expected to be as cold as 50 degrees below zero, with high temperatures during the day today topping out at around 15-below. In a statement, Governor Dayton noted the "safety of Minnesota's schoolchildren must be our first priority."