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With Frigid Temps Parents Get Creative to Find Fun Indoors

Although schools were closed Monday due to the bitter cold, that didn't mean kids and parents had to stay home.

Many parents were scrambling to figure out what they could do with their kids.

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Hospital Sees Frostbite Cases Surge, Shelters Crowded

Minnesota's deep freeze has caused a surge of cold-related cases at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
    
Spokeswoman Kristin Kauffmann says the Regions emergency room had seen five people for frostbite and five for hypothermia by 10 a.m. Monday, and another five people went directly to the burn center, which treats serious frostbite cases.

Vikings to Make Improvements to TCF Bank Stadium Starting in Spring

Work will begin in the spring on upgrades to TCF Bank Stadium.

The Vikings will pay for things like new turf, heating coils under the turf and possibly temporary seating in the West Plaza. The Vikings will pay the University of Minnesota $300,000 for each game.

Mpls. Mayor Betsy Hodges Discusses Achievement Gap During Inaugural Address

Betsy Hodges celebrates at El Nuevo Rodeo, her campaign headquarters, while awaiting election results Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013. - Photo: AP/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt

A public inauguration ceremony was held Monday for new Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the 13 Minneapolis city council members.

Hodges was officially sworn-in last week, but Monday was the traditional ceremony where she delivered her inaugural address. In it, she encouraged Minneapolis residents to work to close achievement gaps throughout the city.

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Deep Freeze Brings Normal Activity to a Halt

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Hundreds of school districts, businesses and government offices are closed as an arctic blast plunged temperatures to subzero lows not seen in nearly two decades in Minnesota.

Here are some notable closures:

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Gone with the Wind Chill: Gusts Spread Winter Pain

Srirupa Chatterjee holds her hood as she crosses a street Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. - Photo: AP/Jeff Roberson

It's not the heat, it's the humidity, goes the old saying. For the tens of millions of Americans currently trapped in the deep freeze: It's not the cold, it's the wind.
    

Rogers Apartment Residents Return Home After Gas Tank Explosion

A propane explosion rocked a neighborhood in Rogers Sunday morning, forcing hundreds of people to be temporarily evacuated.

The explosion sent dozens of fireballs into the air behind an apartment building. Large fireballs were reported by residents in Rogers at 13600 S. Commerce Blvd. near Diamond Lake Road around 8:40 a.m.