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Schools move to make up days lost to cold

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Tasked with deciding whether it's too cold or snowy for school, the Wadena-Deer Creek superintendent tracks the weather like a farmer during growing season:


"All the time," Lee Westrum said. "I just get into the habit of it."

Sometimes, he's able to make a decision the night before school. Most often, he's up before dawn, communicating with other area superintendents and the district's transportation director to see if it's safe for the buses to operate.

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