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Snow blown into Bonnie Langer Memorial Park in Ellsworth’s west business district was shoveled away Saturday ahead of the past weekend’s historic cold snap. The Ellsworth School District announced the same morning all schools would be closed Monday. The announcement on the district’s website cited the bitter cold temperatures projected to happen that day. (Herald photos by Bill Kirk)

‘Polar vortex’ may ease grip on region

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Meteorologists say that what they call a “polar vortex,” and the rest of us call bitterly cold weather, is beginning to ease up in the Upper Midwest.

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That means the region may reach temperatures Alaskans have been enjoying.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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