A winter storm warning is in effect across southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa with significant snowfall expected Friday into Saturday. Snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches south of I-90 and 5 to 8 inches north of I-90 are expected. Below are the school closings, delays, and other cancellations across the Rochester and Southern Minnesota area for Friday, January 17, 2020:

Schools:

  • Ability Building Community -- No out of town transportation for Friday 1/17. Pickups on plowed/treated roads only.
  • Albert Lea Area Schools -- CLOSED; eLearning Day
  • Alden-Conger Public Schools -- CLOSED
  • Aldrich School in Rochester -- CLOSED
  • Austin Public Schools -- CLOSED
  • Caledonia -- Closing at 12:45 pm -- SACC Open -- all other activities canceled
  • Blooming Prairie Public Schools -- CLOSED
  • Cannon Falls Area Schools -- CLOSED
  • Charles City Community Schools -- CLOSED
  • Chatfield Public Schools - - Dismissing early.  Elementary at 12 pm.  High School at 12:10 pm.
  • Children's Place Nursery School -- CLOSED
  • First Steps Academy Rochester -- TWO HOUR DELAY; No AM Breakfast
  • Glenville-Emmons Public Schools -- CLOSED
  • Goodhue Co. Education District - River Bluff -- CLOSING AT 12:00 PM
  • Goodhue Public Schools -- CLOSING AT 12:00 PM
  • Grand Meadow Public Schools -- CLOSED
  • Hayfield Community Schools - - CLOSED - - SACC program open regular hours
  • Howard Winneshiek Community Schools -- CLOSED
  • Houston Public Schools -- CLOSING AT 12:45 PM
  • Kasson-Mantorville Schools - - CLOSED
  • Kingdom Kids Pre-School in Rochester -- CLOSED
  • Kingsland Public Schools --CLOSED; Child Care Open, eLearning Day, no evening events
  • Lake City Public Schools -- closing Friday at 11:15 am.
  • Lanesboro -- CLOSED
  • LeRoy-Ostrander Public School -- CLOSED
  • Lyell Public School - - CLOSED.  All activities canceled.
  • Mason City Community Schools -- CLOSED/
  • Minnesota State College SE - - Both Winona and Red Wing campuses are closing at 1 pm.
  • NICC Cresco Center - CLOSING AT 12:30 pm Friday.
  • North Iowa Community Schools -- CLOSED
  • NRHEG Public Schools -- CLOSED
  • Osage Community Schools -- CLOSED
  • Pine Island Schools - Elementary school closes at 11:45 am, 5 through 12 closes at 12 pm.  All evening activities will be canceled.
  • Precious Pebbles Preschool in Rochester -- CLOSED
  • Rainbow School in Rochester -- CLOSED
  • Red Wing Public Schools -- CLOSING 3 HOURS EARLY
  • Riceville Community Schools - CLOSED
  • Rochester Beacon Academy -- CLOSED
  • Rochester Catholic Schools -- CLOSED; no evening activities; girls hockey vs Warroad on as scheduled.
  • Rochester Center For Autism -- CLOSED
  • Rochester Math and Science Academy -- CLOSED
  • Rochester Montessori School -- CLOSED
  • Rochester Public Schools -- CLOSED
    • School-Age Child Care will be open 8:30 AM - 4 PM at Northrop Education Center.
    • All PAIIR, Preschool Age Child Care (PACC), Preschool, Early Childhood Screenings and Community Education daytime and evening classes, for early childhood, youth, adults, and adults with exceptional abilities are canceled.
    • Hawthorne Education Center is closed.
    • All community building reservations are canceled.
    • All Professional Growth Academy classes are canceled.
    • All after school activities and athletics are canceled for Friday and Saturday
  • Rochester STEM Academy -- CLOSED
  • Schaeffer Academy, Rochester -- CLOSED; 9th-12th grade final exams and 4th-8th grade Geo Bee rescheduled from Friday to Tuesday.
  • Southland Public Schools -- CLOSED
  • Spring Grove -- Closing at 12:45 pm
  • St Charles -- CLOSED
  • Stewartville Public Schools -- CLOSED; Tiger Time child care open regular hours
  • St. Ansgar Community Schools -- CLOSED
  • St John Lutheran School, Wykoff -- CLOSED
  • Triton Public Schools -- CLOSED
  • West Hancock/Kanawha Christian -- CLOSED
  • Winona State University Rochester Campus -- CLOSING AT 12:00 PM

Other Organizations:

  • Anchor of Hope Church Dodge Center -- Friday evening vespers canceled
  • B'nai Israel Synagogue; Rochester -- NO SERVICES Friday or Saturday
  • Champion Youth Basketball, Rochester -- all evening practices canceled Friday
  • Church of the Resurrection; Rochester -- DAILY MASS AT 8:30 AM, OFFICE CLOSED ALL DAY, RADIANCE EVENT CANCELLED.
  • Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist -- Parish Center closed Friday; Parenting with Mind and Soul canceled.
  • Code Ninjas, Rochester -- CLOSED Friday
  • Crosswinds Church, Oronoco -- Saturday Evening Service CANCELLED; Regular Sunday Service Times 9:15 and 11AM
  • Elks bingo Rochester -- Bingo canceled Friday night
  • Fillmore County DAC - CLOSED.
  • Grand Meadow Business Center — Open House scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, 1-4 p.m. is postposed to Saturday, Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m. with the ribbon cuttings for the Solar Array Launch and the GM Gym Expansion set for 1:30 p.m.
  • Hayfield American Legion Post #330 -- Cancer Benefit postponed to January 24
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Church Rochester -- Chili Get-Together scheduled for Saturday POSTPONED until Jan. 25
  • Mayo Clinic Volunteer Programs -- NO VOLUNTEERING ANYWHERE ON MAYO CLINIC-ROCHESTER CAMPUS, includes Mayo Clinic Campus, Methodist Campus, and Saint Marys Campus
  • Minnesota Children's Museum of Rochester -- Closing early. Hours 9 am - 1 pm

Cities:

  • City of Austin -- Snow parking emergency starts 8:00 AM Friday
  • The City of Byron has declared a snow emergency effective from 3 pm today until noon on Saturday. No street parking allowed.
  • City of Harmony -- snow emergency until noon Saturday, no street parking
  • City of Lewiston -- snow emergency noon Friday - 6:00 PM Saturday; any vehicles left on street will be ticketed.
  • City of St. Charles -- St Charles Park/Rec Cancelled; Youth Basketball - Saturday, January 18th
  • City of Stewartville --  snow alert effective 12 am thru 7 am on 1/18/2020; Parking on city streets during an alert is prohibited and vehicles will be ticketed.

We will update this list of school closings as they are reported.

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