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Blizzard fallout forces Minneapolis Public Schools to close

Streets and sidewalks are still a mess.

Streets and sidewalks are still a mess.

More fallout from Saturday's blizzard: Minneapolis Public schools alerted parents early Monday morning that all district schools will be closed for the day on Monday.

Besides epic amounts of snow making driving a challenge in many neighborhoods, the district also cited today's forecast of severely cold temperatures for the move. St. Paul made the call to cancel classes last night.

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Don't want those little kids turning to popsicles at the bus stop.

This is undoubtedly happy news to every kid in the public schools -- except maybe the ones who will now be forced into snow-shoveling details. It's a safe bet that thousands of working moms and dads are now scrambling to figure out how to handle the last-minute schedule change.

Along with classes, all related MPS activities are affected, including sports.

For a region-wide list of school closings, go here.

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