Weather Related Closings and Cancellations - Thursday, Feb. 23

Area school closings, delayed starts and early dismissals, business, event and meeting notices. Check back for updates to these listings.

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The following area schools are closed, starting late, E-learning or dismissing early:

• Brainerd Public Schools - ISD 181: Opening 2 hours late Thursday, Feb. 23. No morning Fun & Friends. No morning early childhood classes.

• Crosslake Community School: Closed Thursday, Feb. 23. E-learning for seat based school. No before or after school kids care.

• Isle Public Schools - ISD 473: Closed Thursday. E-Learning Day.

• Little Falls Community Schools - ISD 482: Closed. No after-school events.


• Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Public Schools - ISD 2753: Closed. E-Learning Day.

• Milaca Public Schools - IDS 912: Closed. E-learning day Thursday, Feb. 23.

• Mora Schools - ISD 332: E-learning Day Thursday, Feb. 23.

• Nay Ah Shing School: Closed. E-learning day.

• Onamia Public Schools - ISD 480: Closed Thursday. Conferences to be rescheduled.

• Paynesville Area Schools - ISD 741: Closed Thursday.

• Pequot Lakes Schools - ISD 186: Opening 2 hours late Thursday, Feb. 23. Morning Kid Konnection is closed. No morning early childhood classes

• Pillager Schools - ISD 116: Closed. E-learning day. No Fun Stop. Activities canceled.


• Pine River-Backus Schools - ISD 2174: E-Learning day Thursday, Feb. 23. All school activities are canceled.

• Royalton Public Schools - ISD 485: Closed. Virtual day Thursday. Map program and all after school activities and events, including any ECFE classes are canceled.

• Sebeka Schools - ISD 820: Opening 2 Hrs late - Thursday. No AM pre-school.

• St. Cloud Christian School: All activities canceled Thursday

• St. Cloud Schools - ISD 742: Closed through Thursday - Flexible learning days.

• Staples-Motley Schools - ISD 2170: Closed. E-learning day.

• Swanville Public Schools - ISD 486: Closed. E-Learning Day. No after-school events or evening classes

• Upsula Area Schools - ISD 487: Closed Thursday.


• Verndale ISD 818: Closed Thursday.

• Wadena-Deer Creek Schools - ISD 2155: Closed Thursday. E-Learning Day,

• Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Schools - ISD 113: Closed. E Learning Day;


• Brainerd Public Library: Opening two hours late Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m.

• City of Brainerd: • City of Brainerd: SNOW EMERGENCY - The City of Brainerd has declared a Snow Emergency effective Thursday, February 23, 2023. The snow plowing and removal schedule is as follows: Snow plowing will commence at 4:00 AM on Thursday, February 23, 2023. On Thursday, February 23, 2023, there is no parking on the following streets: All Snow Emergency Routes Plowing of Snow Emergency Routes and other high priority routes will take place on February 23, 2023 during the storm event if conditions allow and driver safety can be maintained.

• City of Brainerd: DOWNTOWN SNOW EMERGENCY - has declared a Snow Emergency effective Thursday, February 23, 2023. Snow removal in the Downtown Business District will take place as follows: Snow plowing will occur as able on Thursday during or shortly following the heaviest of snowfall. Snow will be windrowed in the middle of the streets until they are able to be removed on Friday. Street, sidewalk, and parking lot snow clearing and removal will commence at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023.

• Mille Lacs County DAC: Closed Thursday.


• Nisswa Garden Club presentation: Canceled Thursday, Feb. 23, and will be rescheduled.

• St. Cloud Catholic Charities Emergency Services: Closing today, Wed., February 22, beginning at 3 pm. Includes Catholic Charities Food Shelf, Basic Everyday Essentials, and Financial Assistance programs. ALL Catholic Charities Senior Dining locations will be closed on Thurs., February 23.

• Wadena County DAC: Closed.


• Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center clinics: The following clinics will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23: Brainerd, Orthopedics, Baxter, Pierz, Pillager, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes, Emily, Pine River, Hackensack.

• St. Cloud Planned Parenthood North Central States health center: Closed Wed.

• Brainerd Productive Alternatives Day Services: Closed Thursday, Feb. 23.

• Tri-County Health Care clinics: Including primary care, specialty, behavioral health, and rehab will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.



• CLC Chalberg Theater event: Postponed until later in the spring. Verse Like Water: Visiting poet program of Central Lakes College presents Romanian-American poet Maya C. Popa that had been scheduled for Feb. 24.

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