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Mitchell public, private schools closed due to extreme cold

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

Mitchell K-12 public and private schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, due to dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills, school officials said Sunday.

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That includes Mitchell School District, Mitchell Christian School and John Paul II Elementary School. A Mitchell Christian official also said its Early Learning Center will be closed and the school's boys' basketball games will be postponed.

The closure will not include Mitchell Technical Institute. MTI will remain open.

Monday's forecast for Mitchell includes a high temperature of only -8 degrees and a low around -15, with wind chill values as low as -32.

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