The forecast for Wednesday calls for subzero temps and dangerous wind chills. Below are the school closings, delays and other cancellations across the Rochester area and Southern Minnesota for Wednesday, January 30.

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Schools:

  • Albert Lea Area Schools - Closed Wednesday
  • Aldrich Memorial Nursery School, Rochester - Closed Wednesday
  • Austin Public Schools - Closed Wednesday
  • Byron Public Schools - Closed Wednesday; Project Kids will be open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. All building reservations are canceled, all after-school activities and athletics are canceled. Staff should report per their contract language.
  • Caledonia School District - Closed Wednesday; School-aged daycare will be open, all other events and activities canceled.
  • Chatfield Public Schools - Closed Wednesday. No activities but Valleyland will be open.
  • Childrens Place Nursery School - Closed Wednesday
  • Dover-Eyota Public Schools - Closed Wednesday
  • Fillmore Central Schools - Closed Wednesday; SACC and daycare will be open from 7 am-5 pm
  • Fillmore County DAC - Closed Wednesday
  • Goodhue Public Schools - Closed Wednesday
  • Hayfield Community Schools - Closed Wednesday; no school-aged child care; no preschool screening on Wednesday.
  • Headstart - Freeborn County and Olmsted County - Closed Wednesday
  • Houston Public Schools - Closed Wednesday.
  • Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools - Closed Wednesday
  • Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools - Closed Wednesday; project kids will be open from 8 am to 4 pm on both days.
  • Kingsland Public Schools - Closed Wednesday, child care open, eLearning day
  • Lake City Public Schools - Closed Wednesday, flexible learning day
  • Lake Mills Community School - Closed Wednesday
  • Lanesboro Public Schools - Closed Wednesday.
  • Lyle Public Schools - Closed Wednesday; all activities canceled; no preschool.
  • Minnesota State College Southeast - Red Wing and Winona Campuses closing at 5p on Tuesday and closed all day Wednesday.
  • Northeast Community College, Calmar - Closed Wednesday
  • NRHEG Public Schools - Closed Wednesday
  • Owatonna Public Schools - Closed Wednesday; all activities and canceled; Elementary conferences postponed.
  • Pine Island Schools - Closed Wednesday; no activities, online learning day for all students; panther pals open 7 am - 4 pm
  • Plainview Elgin Millville Schools - Closed Wednesday.
  • Precious Is the Child Preschool, Rochester - Closed Wednesday
  • Precious Pebbles Preschool, Rochester - Closed Wednesday
  • Preston Headstart - Closed Wednesday
  • Rainbow School - Closed Wednesday
  • Red Wing Public Schools - Closed Wednesday
  • Riceville Community Schools - Closed Wednesday; no activities.
  • Ridgeway Community School - Closed Wednesday; child care open; no AM preschool
  • Rochester Public Schools - Closed Wednesday; school-age child Care closed. No RPS staff report. All Community Education/PAIIR and Preschool daytime and evening classes for early childhood, youth, adults, and adults with exceptional abilities are canceled; Hawthorne Education Center will be closed; All community building reservations are canceled; All Professional Growth Academy classes are canceled; All after-school activities and athletics are canceled.
  • Rochester Beacon Academy - Closed Wednesday
  • Rochester Catholic Schools - Closed Wednesday
  • Rochester Center for Autism - Closed Wednesday
  • Rochester Central Lutheran School - Closed Wednesday; no stepping stones
  • Rochester Math and Science Academy - Closed Wednesday
  • Rochester Montessori School - Closed Wednesday
  • Rushford-Peterson Public Schools - Closed Wednesday; eLearning day
  • Rosa Parks Charter High School, Rochester - Closed Wednesday
  • Seeds of Wisdom Christian Academy - Closed Wednesday
  • Southland Public Schools - Closed Wednesday; all activities canceled
  • Stewartville Public Schools - Closed Wednesday; all activities canceled. Tiger Time open regular hours.
  • St. Charles - Closed Wednesday - SACC also closed.
  • St. John's Lutheran School - Wycoff - Closed Wednesday
  • St. John's Wee Care - Stewartville - Closed Wednesday
  • Winona Area Public Schools - Closed Wednesday; all activities canceled. Key Kids Snow Care will be provided at the middle school for registered families on Tuesday, no Key Kids Snow Care on Wednesday.
  • Winona State University Rochester and Main Campus in Winona - Closed Wednesday

City/County:

  • City of Rochester
    • City Hall - Closed Wednesday; Only essential services, including that of public works and public safety departments will be active.
    • Rochester Public Transit Free to Stay Warm - From January 28- February 1, Rochester Public Transit (RPT) buses will offer free service for anyone needing a ride to stay warm.  There is nothing needed other than to let the driver know you are using the bus due to the cold weather.
    • Rochester Public Library - Closed Wednesday
    • Mayo Civic Center - All events scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled or postponed.
    • Parks and Recreation - All outdoor activities for Wednesday have been canceled. Graham Arena, the Recreation Center, and the National Volleyball Center will also be closed on Wednesday. Those who participate in activities are encouraged to watch for updates, as activities on other days may be canceled.  Warming houses at all outdoor ice rinks will be closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week
    • Planning & Zoning Meeting - The Planning and Zoning meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening has been canceled. The discussion about R2X and transit-oriented development (TOD) will occur at the next meeting, which is scheduled for February 13
  • Dodge County - Comp Plan Informational meeting has been canceled for Wednesday, Jan. 30
  • History Center of Olmsted County - Closed Wednesday
  • Houston County offices and court activities are closed Wednesday and will resume normal hours on Thursday 
  • Lewiston City Hall - Closed Wednesday
  • Spring Valley Public Library - Closed Wednesday
  • Stewartville Public Library - open noon to 4 pm Wednesday

Other Organizations:

  • Berean Community Church, Rochester - No Evening Activities; No Berean Family NITE on Wednesday
  • Central Lutheran Church - The church office, services and feast canceled Wednesday
  • Children's Dental Health Services - All Wednesday appointments in Rochester and Austin canceled.
  • Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church, Rochester - Perpetual Adoration Closed 6 pm Tuesday, reopens Wednesday at 9 am.
  • Family Service Rochester - Closed Wednesday
  • Families First of Minnesota - Closed Wednesday
  • First Alliance Credit Union - Closed Wednesday
  • First Presbyterian Church - Closed Wednesday, reopen noon Thursday
  • HALCON Furniture, Stewartville - 1st and 2nd shifts canceled Wednesday, offices closed, Thursday 1st shift begins at 10 am
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Rochester - Closed Wednesday
  • Hope Ranch, Rochester - Closed Wednesday
  • Hosanna Lutheran Church - Closed Wednesday
  • Leashes & Leads - closing at 6 pm Wednesday; all training classes canceled Wednesday
  • Minnesota Children's Museum, Rochester - Closed Wednesday
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church, Winona - Closed Wednesday
  • Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living - Closed Wednesday
  • St Johns Catholic Church, Dodge Center - Services Cancelled Wednesday
  • St. Francis Catholic Church, Clairemont - Services Canceled Wednesday
  • United Way of Olmsted County - Closed Wednesday
  • Zumbro Lutheran Church - Closed Wednesday; all activities canceled

We'll update this list as more closings and delays are reported.

CLICK HERE TO SEE CLOSINGS AND DELAYS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 31