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Park Rapids, Nevis close schools due to cold

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Schools closed Thursday in Park Rapids and Nevis, but Menahga is still scheduled to start late as the region ground to a bone-chilling halt.

Temperatures in Park Rapids appeared to bottom out at 31 below just after 1 a.m. Thursday and slowing inched up, reaching 26 below by 7 a.m. But it was the wind chill factor that was the determining factor in closing schools and keeping children safe from the elements. Wind chills were 50 below.

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