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Many stay home and out of dangerous cold

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Hundreds of school districts, government offices and businesses are closed due to the dangerous arctic air that's pushed temperatures down to 29 below zero in Wisconsin.

As forecast, the coldest temperatures in nearly two decades arrived Sunday. Schools, businesses and local governments made plans ahead of time to keep people at home and out of the cold.

Stephen Anderson, of Madison, planned to work from home Monday. As one of the owners of the software development company Bendyworks, Anderson told his employees to work from home Monday if it was more convenient. Anderson tells the State Journal Bendyworks will be a virtual company, at least on Monday.

In La Crosse, the Salvation Army and First Baptist Church expanded accommodations to shelter those in need. The La Crosse Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster worked to provide cots, blankets, food and shelter from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

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