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With no school, parents scramble for child care

Jan 30, 2019 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

News of an impromptu winter break from school sent shivers of excitement through brother and sister Lofton and Gia O'Groske.

But for their working mom Katie O'Groske, the initial reaction was pure panic: "What are we going to do for day care?"

"I am still stressing out," said O'Groske, whose children, ages 7 and 12, are off school for three days this week.

Like the O'Groskes, families across Minnesota are relying on a patchwork of plans to make it through this dangerous cold sn...