Arctic Blast Closes Schools, Turns Cars Into Deadsters

(Duluth, MN) -- The coldest blast of the winter so far is closing schools and preventing cars from starting in northeastern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says the temperature dropped to 47-below zero this (Thurs) morning in Embarrass and Babbit. It was 45-below in Togo, negative 44 in Crane Lake, and a minus-42 reading in International Falls which led to the cancellation of classes. Most of Minnesota remains under either a wind chill warning or advisory. Temps statewide are expected to climb above zero on Friday. But forecasters say by early next week, it will be even colder than it is now.