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SPORTS

  • BIG 10: In addition to canceling the remainder of the Men’s Basketball Tournament, the conference is also canceling all competitions for the remainder of the academic year. This includes spring sports and participation in NCAA tournaments.
  • Ebike Minneapolis: The event, originally scheduled for March 23-24, has been postponed until October 17-18
  • Loons: The season opener has been canceled as the MLS opener suspends the season.
  • National Collegiate Hockey Conference: The 2020 NCHC Tournament has been canceled. Refunds for the The NCHC Frozen Faceoff are available.
  • NCAA Basketball: Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA, have been canceled.
  • Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference: The MIAC Presidents’ Council has voted to cancel the 2020 conference regular season and postseason championships for spring-sports through the remainder of the academic year, effective immediately.
  • Parks and Recreation Centers: Programs are closed through Tuesday, March 31.
  • Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow: The show, which would have taken place April 2-5, has been canceled.
  • State High School League: The league has canceled the girls basketball state tournament, the boys basketball section championship, and state tournament. The speech tournament scheduled for March 15-21 has been postponed indefinitely. Also, there will be no MSHSL activities and athletics at any member school Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 27.
  • Twins: Spring training schedule has been suspended until March 23. Major League Baseball will delay the 2020 opening day by at least two weeks.
  • Vikings: The team is suspending travel for coaches and scouts.
  • Wild: The Wild canceled their Thursday night game against the Vegas Golden Knights after the NHL announced it will be pausing the 2019-2020 season.
  • World Cup Ski Race: The international cross country ski race slated for March 14-17 at Theodore Wirth Park has been canceled..

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SCHOOLS

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NOTE: Click here for a list of closings reported through WCCO’s school closings system.

  • Benilde – St. Margaret: School is through an online environment until April 3.
  • Bloomington Public Schools: Schools will be closed March 16 through the end of spring break Friday, March 27.
  • Brainerd Public Schools: Schools are closed March 16 and 17.
  • Carleton College: Classes will be online for the first half of Spring Term. Students should plan to leave campus by Wednesday, March 18.
  • Eden Prairie School District: Schools are closed March 16 and 17.
  • Elk River School District: Schools are closed March 16 and 17.
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law: The school will suspend in-person classes through April 3.
  • Minneapolis Community Education: Community education classes are canceled through March April 5.
  • Minneapolis Public Schools: Schools are closed starting March 17.
  • North Central University: All in-person classes will be conducted online for the week of March 16-22.
  • Osseo School District: Effective Friday, March 13, most school-sponsored activities will be canceled through the end of spring break (through April 12).
  • Robbinsdale Schools: Robbinsdale Area Schools tweeted that it’s closing all schools and canceling activities as a precautionary measure as concerns over spreading the virus mount.
  • St. Francis Public Schools: Schools will be closed on March 16 and March 17.
  • Stillwater Area Public Schools: Schools are closed starting March 16.
  • St. Paul Public Schools: Schools will be closed starting on Monday, March 16.
  • St. Thomas Academy: Classes are canceled for Thursday and Friday, as a parent tested positive for COVID-19.
  • St. Thomas University: Classes will temporarily move online starting Monday, March 16.
  • University of Minnesota: All five campuses will go online after students come back from Spring Break on March 16. Also, University of Minnesota Extension will cancel its in-person programs statewide beginning Monday, March 16.
  • White Bear Lake Schools: Schools are closed and activities are canceled for March 16 and 17.
  • ACT: The April 4 national ACT test has been rescheduled for June 13. To learn more click here.

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CONCERTS

  • Minnesota Orchestra: All performances are canceled until April 28.
  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: All concerts have been canceled through May 10.
  • Chatfield Center for the Arts: All concerts and theatrical performances are closed through April 15.
  • First Ave, Turf Club, Fine Line, The Fitzgerald Theater, and Palace Theater: All March and April shows have been postponed.
  • Kenny Chesney: The country music star will postpone the initial dates of his 2020 “Chillaxification” Tour, which includes a May 2 show at U.S. Bank Stadium.
  • The Lumineers: The St. Paul show scheduled for Sep. 24 has been postponed.
  • Reba McEntire: Her upcoming show at Xcel Energy Center has been postponed until July 23.
  • Twin Cities Summer Jam: Twin Cities Summer Jam announces it will be canceled. It was rescheduled from July 23-23, and will now take place on July 22-24, 2021.
  • Rock The Garden: The day-long concert, which was slated for June 20, has been canceled.

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CONFERENCES

  • Midwest Journalism Conference: The conference, originally scheduled for April 3-4 in Bloomington, has been canceled.
  • Midwest Poultry Federation Convention: The convention, which was originally scheduled for March 16-19, has been canceled.
  • North Central Avian Disease Conference: The conference has been canceled.
  • Republican Party of Minnesota BPOU: The convention scheduled for March 16 has been postponed.

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HOSPITALS

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THEATERS

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theater: All performances starting March 13 through April 12 have been suspended
  • Children’s Theater Company: Performances of “The Rainbow Fish,” “Spamtown, USA” and education programs through April 5 have been canceled.
  • Guthrie Theater: All performances have been canceled through April 5.
  • Minnesota Opera: The Minnesota Opera has postponed the upcoming productions of “Edward Tulane” and “Don Giovanni” to a future season and will cancel all ancillary events.
  • Ordway Theater: The Ordway Theater in St. Paul has announced that a string of concerts and performances spanning through April 19 — including Sting in The Last Ship, Nooky Jones, and The Color Purple — will be postponed.
  • Sheldon Theatre: Shows have been suspended at the Sheldon theatre until April 4 at this time.

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MUSEUMS

  • Minnesota Children’s Museum: The museum will be closed through March 27.
  • Minnesota Historical Society: Historic sites and museums are closed to the public through June 30.
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art: The museum is temporarily closed.
  • Science Museum: The museum is temporarily closed.
  • Walker Art Center: All programming has been canceled until April 15. All galleries are closed, but the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden remains free and open to the public.

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WORSHIP

  • Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: Archbishop Bernard Hebda has suspended the Catholic obligation to attend mass until further notice.
  • Grace Church in Eden Prairie and Chaska: Services will be online only starting March 15.
  • Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church: Closed until March 29.
  • Westminster: 10:30 a.m. and 5p.m. Sunday services will be livestreamed for March 15 and 22. In addition, Lenten worship services for noon and 6p.m. will be livestreamed on March 18 and 25.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Anoka Senior Expo: The event scheduled for April 18 has been postponed
  • The Edina Art Fair: The fair will now be held from Aug. 21 to Aug. 23.
  • Hot Dash 5K and 10 Mile: The event scheduled for March 21 has been canceled.
  • Minneapolis Armory: The Jamal James title fight scheduled for April 11 has been postponed.
  • Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The parade has been canceled.
  • Stokeyard Outfitters: The company will be closing Sauna Village and halting Hewing Hotel rooftop saunas.
  • St Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The parade has been canceled.
  • Twin Cities Auto Show: The remainder of the event was canceled on Friday.
  • Grandma’s Marathon: The marathon, scheduled for Duluth on June 20, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.
  • Rochesterfest: The events scheduled for June 20-28 have been canceled.
  • The Lumberjack World Championships: The event has been rescheduled for next summer.

 

RETAIL/RESTAURANTS

NOTE: Click here for a list of Twin Cities restaurants offering curbside or takeout services.

  • Mall of America: The Mall of America announced on Tuesday, March 17 it will close through March 31.
  • Apple: All stores are closed until March 27. Online sales are continuing.
  • The Bar Method: Minnesota studios will be temporarily closed starting March 17.
  • Lululemon:  Hours of operation have been adjusted – the stores are open 12pm to 6pm.
  • Nike: All stores are closed March 16-27.
  • Punch Pizza: All restaurants are temporarily closed as of March 16.
  • Seward Co-Op Franklin Ave: The store is closed until March 17. The Friendship store location at 317 E 38th Street will open at 10 a.m. March 16.
  • Travail Opening Event: Postponed indefinitely.

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OTHER

  • Bremer Bank: All lobbies are closed starting March 18, but drive-thrus will remain open.
  • City of Blaine: Blaine City Hall and Public Works are open to the public, but city hall will close after 4:30p.m. All parks and recreation programs, along with Mary Ann Young Center activities are canceled until April 15.
  • City of Hibbing: The Hibbing Public Library is closed, and the annual Easter Egg Hunt and K-9 Fundraiser have been canceled.
  • Como Park Zoo and Conservatory: Programs, public events, and classes are canceled through March 31.
  • Great Wolf Lodge: Parks and resorts are closed through April 2.
  • Hennepin County Jail: In-person visits are restricted.
  • Minnesota State Capitol: There will be no House business until floor session on Monday at 11 a.m. That means that there will be no meetings, committee hearings, or other informal meetings on the Capitol complex, until after Monday’s floor session.
  • Minnesota Department of Corrections: All visiting is suspended for a minimum of two weeks, until March 26.
  • Minnesota Zoo: The zoo is closed starting March 14.
  • Morrison County Sheriff: Public visiting with inmates is temporarily suspended. But remote visiting is still available during regularly scheduled hours.
  • Red Wing Public Library: The library will close starting on March 16.
  • St. Louis County Jail: 
  • St. Paul: The city is suspending water shut-offs until April 11.
  • Minnesota GOP: The MN GOP Headquarters is closed through March 31.

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