Cold bracket busters

At least this cold weather could come in handy for something.

Duluth and other Midwest cities have a chance to go all the way this year in the Toughest Weather City Tournament on

Minnesota boasts Duluth, International Falls and Minneapolis as its heavyweights. Green Bay, Wis., and Fargo, N.D., also are in the tournament. All of the aforementioned cities had healthy first-round leads as of Tuesday afternoon. Voting for the opening round ended at 3 a.m. today.