It's a dangerously cold morning in Siouxland. The temperature has plunged well below zero, with wind chills in the range of 20 to 30 below. Many Siouxland schools canceled classes Monday. All of Siouxland is under a wind chill warning until Tuesday morning. We are in for a gradual warming trend this week, but Monday's high temperature is forecast at six below zero.
Don't forget about your pets when it's so cold outside. The Nebraska Humane Society is reminding people to bring pets indoors during this cold weather. If your pets have to be outside, it's important to make sure they have a solid structure to protect them with hay or straw inside for insulation. Dogs also need constant access to water, so use heated bowls during freezing weather.
Nebraska lawmakers open the 2014 session of the Legislature on Wednesday and they'll consider a measure to make it easier for smaller school districts to share resources. Senator Jim Scheer of Norfolk plans to introduce legislation to create small school district consortiums. The districts would share educational resources using technology. Scheer says the goal is to provide educational equity.
Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa is holding its first-ever "career boot camp" to help students and recent graduates land their first job. The boot camp includes workshops on resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, and how to dress for success. About 20 students are taking part. Some came back early from Christmas break for the event this weekend. It continues Monday.
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