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Gov. Branstad Will Not Close Schools Due to Cold Weather, Leaving Decision to School Districts

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad will not close schools Monday in anticipation of a frigid winter chill.

"Gov. Branstad leaves weather-related school closings to the local districts," Branstad spokesman Jimmy Centers said in an e-mail on Friday.

The National Weather Service has issued wind chill advisories and watches on Friday warning residents of bone-chilling and potentially deadly cold over the next few days.

The forecast prompted Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to announce Friday that schools would be closed Monday. Meanwhile, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was also considering a statewide school closing.