Cold Weather Rule goes into effect this weekend

That’s where the Cold Weather Rule comes into play -- it helps low income families take care of their heating bills so utility companies won’t turn off their heat. The program begins Saturday and runs through May.
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That’s where the Cold Weather Rule comes into play -- it helps low income families take care of their heating bills so utility companies won’t turn off their heat. The program begins Saturday and runs through May.

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Wild weekend weather ahead

This year's strange weather patterns will continue through the weekend. Severe weather is expected across the nation's mid-section and could very well make it as far north as southern Minnesota.