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Schools announce multi-day closures in advance of extreme cold

More schools will likely follow suit.

Stillwater Schools has broken the ice, so to speak, and canceled classes on Tuesday and Wednesday in advance of the extremely cold temperatures and wind chills set to absorb all of Minnesota this week. 

The North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District has also announced schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, as did Roseville Area Schools

Since then, dozens of schools and districts have followed, many of them in the metro area, including Minneapolis Public Schools and Osseo School District. 

Check the full list at the bottom of the story.

Anoka-Hennepin School District closed Monday due to snow and posted on its website that it "will continue to monitor the weather before making a decision about additional school closures this week."

Governor Tim Walz has the power to call off school for the entire state if he so chooses, but on Monday afternoon said he will NOT be doing this, saying he'll leave the decision in the hands of school districts.

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Many schools have guidelines for closing on cold days, and you can read more about those right here

Temperatures are expected to drop into the negative 20s and 30s with wind chill values ranging from -30 to -55 in the metro area and as low as -65 in parts of central Minnesota. 

This story will be updated as more schools declare closures.

  • North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • AFSA High School - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Albany Area Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Alden-Conger Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Anoka-Hennepin School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Bemidji Area Schools - closed Tuesday
  • Big Lake Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Bloomington Public Schools – closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Brainerd Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Burnsville School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Brooklyn Center District 286 - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Cambridge-Isanti School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Centennial School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Chisago Lakes District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Dassel-Cokato Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Eastern Carver County Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Elk River/Zimmerman/Otsego/Rogers Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Farmington Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Fergus Falls Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Forest Lake District 831 - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Goodhue Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Hopkins Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Hutchinson Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Inver Grove Heights – closed Tuesday
  • Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Kenyon-Wanamingo Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Kimball Area Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Little Falls Community Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Lyle School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Melrose Area Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Milaca Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Minneapolis Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Minnewaska Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • North Branch Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Northeast Metro #916 - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Osseo School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Parkers Prairie School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Parks Rapids Area Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Pine River-Backus District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Richfield Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Rochester Public Schools - closed Tuesday
  • Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Roseville Area Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Sartell-St. Stephen School District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Sauk Centre District - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • South St. Paul Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • St. Cloud District 742 - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • St. Croix Prep - Stillwater - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • St. Louis Park Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • St. Michael-Albertville Public and Parochial - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • St. Paul Academy & Summit School - closed Tuesday, Wednesday, 2-hours late Thurs.
  • St. Paul Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Stillwater Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Swanville Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Triton Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Walker-Hackensack-Ackeley Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Wayzata Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Winona Public Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa Schools - closed Tuesday, Wednesday

For more schools check out this list from WCCO.

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