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Minneapolis, St. Paul, other districts close school through Wednesday

The governor is deferring to school districts to make the decision about whether to stay open this week.

ST PAUL, Minn. — Click here to see the latest closings and delays

Several school districts, including Minneapolis, have pre-emptively canceled school through Wednesday due to the bitter cold forecast.

Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday that he will not cancel schools statewide, but will defer to school districts to make decisions about closures.

The governor has only canceled school statewide once in the last 20 years.

“No matter how resilient the people of Minnesota may be, this weather should be taken seriously," Walz said in a statement on Monday. “Parents and students should pay close attention to the local news and messages from their local school district for information on school closures. All Minnesotans should make plans to stay safe.” 

Minneapolis Public Schools, Roseville Area Schools, Stillwater Area Schools and the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District have already canceled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday due to the cold. 

Keep track of further closures on the KARE 11 closings page.