Governor Mark Dayton closed every Minnesota school Monday because of the weather, but he’s allowing school districts to make their own decisions on Tuesday. State officials say the governor called off schools because the dangerous cold came while districts were not completely prepared after coming off of a two-week holiday. Many local districts are opting to close for a second day, including Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Anyone with kids is well aware that there is no school for all public K-12 schools across the state on Monday. Most Twin Cities private and religious schools we checked will also be closed.
After a former student threatened on Thursday to bring a gun to McKinley School and hurt people, classes were canceled on Friday, but criminal charges are unlikely, authorities said. Waite Park Police Department said classes at other district schools had a normal schedule.