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Twin Cities residents can expect a slew of storm-related closures, from schools and libraries to museums and movie theaters. Below is a list of closures as of Thursday afternoon:


  • Minneapolis Public Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday and moved to e-learning. All school-sponsored programs are canceled on those days.
  • St. Paul Public Schools were closed and moved to e-learning on Thursday. There will be a snow day on Friday. Discovery Club and athletics programs will be canceled Thursday and Friday.
  • Anoka-Hennepin public schools will be closed on Thursday and will resume on Friday unless there is additional notice. After-school activities and facility rentals were canceled on Thursday.
  • Mounds View public schools were closed Thursday, with all activities and facility rentals canceled. Schools will reopen on Friday.
  • St. Louis Park public schools were moved to an asynchronous learning day on Thursday. All after-school activities and community education programs were canceled.
  • Roseville public schools were closed Thursday. Elementary schools had instruction via choice boards and e-learning for secondary education. All after-school activities were canceled for the day.
  • Bloomington public schools moved to e-learning on Thursday. All after-school and community education programs were canceled.
  • Eden Prairie schools moved to online instruction on Thursday. Preschool services, after-school activities and community education programs were canceled. Every Meal Weekend Food for Kids bags will be available Friday 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at the district office.
  • Edina public schools moved to e-learning on Thursday. All after-school activities, preschool and early childhood classes, Early Childhood Special Education home visits and adult enrichment classes were canceled.
  • St. Cloud area public schools moved to flexible learning on Thursday. All before- and after-school programming was canceled.
  • Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district moved to e-learning on Thursday. After-school and in-person programs were canceled.


  • The Minnesota Judicial Center remained open to the public on Thursday, with remote services available.
  • Hennepin and Ramsey County district courts will hold some in-person hearings remotely on Thursday.
  • Dakota County court locations are closed Thursday.
  • The Scott County Justice Center is closed Thursday, and in-person hearings were moved to remote.
  • The Carver County Justice Center is closed Thursday.
  • In-person court in Washington County on Thursday may be rescheduled or moved to remote.


  • Most Hennepin Healthcare clinics were closed until noon Thursday. Updates will be online at
  • Many Allina Health clinics and urgent care centers were closed Thursday, but urgent care locations in Apple Valley, Coon Rapids and Woodbury stayed open.

Public libraries

  • All St. Paul Public Libraries were closed Thursday. Check the city's website for updates on Friday openings.
  • Ramsey County libraries were closed Thursday.
  • The following Hennepin County libraries were closed Thursday: Augsburg Park, Brookdale, East Lake, Edina, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Hosmer, Maple Plain, Oxboro, Penn Lake, Plymouth, Ridgedale, Southdale, Walker and Wayzata. The following opened at 10 a.m.: Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Minneapolis Central and St. Anthony. Libraries will reopen as soon as weather permits, with updates posted at
  • Dakota County libraries were closed Thursday.
  • Washington County Library branches were closed for in-person services Thursday. All events and programs were cancelled.
  • Anoka County Library locations opened at 11 a.m. Thursday. All programs including storytimes were canceled.
  • Scott County libraries were closed Thursday.
  • Carver County libraries were closed Thursday.

Parks and Recreation

  • Minneapolis recreation centers were closed Thursday, and the Rec Plus program is canceled.
  • St. Paul recreation centers were closed Thursday. All centers aside from the following will be closed Friday: Arlington Hills Community Center, Battle Creek, Edgcumbe Recreation Center, Frogtown Community Center, Hazel Park Recreation Center, Highland Park Community Center, Jimmy Lee/Oxford Community Center, Langford Park Recreation Center and North Dale Recreation Center.
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory were closed Thursday.
  • Edina's Braemar Field will be closed until noon Friday. The city's art center and senior center are also closed Thursday.

Colleges and universities

  • The Anoka Ramsey Community College campus was closed Thursday. All classes and activities were canceled.
  • Augsburg University will hold classes virtually on Thursday.
  • Century College will be closed Thursday through Saturday. All classes and activities are cancelled.
  • Hamline University will shift to online learning on Thursday.
  • Metro State University will close Thursday. Classes will be held remotely.
  • St. Catherine University classes will be held via remote learning on Thursday.
  • St. Paul College will be closed Thursday. All classes and activities are canceled. Campus will re-open Friday if weather permits.
  • University of Minnesota Twin-Cities moved to reduced operations from 2 p.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Thursday.


  • YMCA of the North locations are closed Thursday.
  • The following YMCA School Age Child Care Sites will be closed on Thursday: District 196, Faithful Shepherd, St. Paul Midway Y, St. Croix Preparatory, Woodbury Leadership Academy, New Hope Y, Shakopee Area Catholic Schools, North Community Y, Mounds View Public Schools and Malone Elementary.
  • All Early Childhood Learning Centers will be closed on Thursday.


  • Downtown, Midtown and Uptown fitness facilities are closed Thursday.
  • Girls and Youth programming will be closed Thursday and Friday.
  • All Early Childhood Education centers will be closed Thursday. Closures and hours on Friday will be determined later.

Government Service Centers

  • The City of Minneapolis Service Center will be closed Thursday, but will still offer online services. The center plans to re-open on Friday. For questions about city offices or hours, call 311.
  • Ramsey County Service Centers, including the Roseville, downtown St. Paul and Maplewood locations, will be closed Thursday.
  • Hennepin County Service Centers opened late at 10 a.m. on Thursday.


  • Penumbra Theatre canceled its preview Thursday of "Sugar in Our Wounds."
  • The Guthrie Theater canceled its Thursday performance of "Blues for an Alabama Sky."
  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatres canceled the Thursday performance of "The Prom." Ticket holders can exchange for a date of their choosing.
  • Exposed Brick Theatre canceled its Thursday "Code You" performance but the show, which was scheduled to close Saturday at Dreamland Arts in St. Paul, has added a matinee Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Children's Theatre Company canceled performances Thursday for both "Corduroy" and "Locomotion."
  • Theater Latté Da canceled the Thursday performance of "Hello, Dolly!" Ticketholders will get emailed instructions for how to make exchanges.


  • First Avenue postponed a Wednesday show by New Zealand garage pop group The Beths until March 20. Ticket holders have until March 14 to seek refunds if they cannot make the new date.
  • Thomas Abban set for Thursday night at the Dakota has been postponed.
  • The Minnesota Orchestra canceled Thursday evening's Sensory-Friendly Concert for Teens and Adults at Orchestra Hall's Target Atrium.


  • Walker Art Center is closed Thursday. It will reopen Friday at 11 a.m. A Thursday 6 p.m. talk with artist Kahlil Robert Irving, creative consultant Jerald Cooper and writer/curator Antwaun Sargent has also been postponed.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art is closed Thursday. It will reopen Friday at 10 a.m.
  • American Swedish Institute is closed Thursday. It will reopen Friday at 10 a.m.
  • The Museum of Russian Art is closed Thursday.
  • Bakken Museum is closed Thursday.
  • Weisman Art Museum will be closed through Saturday.
  • Mill City Museum is closed Thursday.
  • Minnesota History Center is closed Thursday.
  • Minnesota Children's Museum is closed Thursday.
  • Bell Museum is closed Thursday.

Tosca put a creative spin on a weather closing.
Tosca put a creative spin on a weather closing.



If dining out sounds like a good idea, it's best to check the social media accounts of your favorite eatery first. Several restaurants have closed or reduced hours over the next couple of days, and it's easier to inform diners via a quick Facebook or Instagram post rather than updating the website. And you might get a little chuckle in the process: The Instagram reel from chef Adam Vickerman's Tosca in Minneapolis shows how it's done.

Black History Month events

Bloomington's Pioneers and Changemakers awards ceremony has been postponed until March 10. The Bloomington Black Employee Network sponsors the recognition and networking event as part of its work to foster inclusion and opportunities in the city.

University of Minnesota student Maya Marchel Hoff and staff writers Josie Albertson-Grove, Chris Hewitt and Alicia Eler contributed to this report.