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February 22 Cancellations

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

With the threat of winter weather looming across East Central Minnesota, schools and community organizations have started to announce closures.

Community Closures:

Senior Dining in Chisago County is canceled for Wednesday and Thursday. Delivery to Braham and Rush City postponed to Friday. This list will be updated throughout the day.

Braham Evangelical Lutheran is canceling its Ash Wednesday Worship Service due to the weather.

The Let’s Talk Transportation event for a Highways 65 and 23 corridor study in Mora, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22, is postponed. The rescheduled meet-and-greet will now take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16. It will be hosted at Mora City Hall, 101 S Lake St., Mora, MN. There will not be a formal presentation; guests may come and go at their leisure.

Grantsburg American Legion Post #185 has canceled the monthly meal for Feb. 23rd due to the winter storm heading our way.

Due to the hazardous weather conditions expected throughout this evening and for most of Thursday, all PHASE-Industries locations will be closed for services on Thursday, February 23.


North Branch Area Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23. This includes early childhood programs, school-age care, Community Education programs, and all activities. Staff should not report, all buildings will be closed.

Ogilvie Public Schools: Thursday, Feb. 23 will be an E-Learning day for students. No staff or students in the building. No activities.

Milaca Public Schools will be releasing students today (Wednesday, Feb. 22) at 1:00 p.m. Milaca Public Schools will use an e-learning day for tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 23).

Rush City Schools will be closed Thursday, February 23, 2023. This will not be an E-Learning day, staff are not to report, all buildings will be closed.

Braham Area Schools will be running 2-hours late on Thursday, February 23rd, 2023. There will be no morning BASK. This decision will be reevaluated by no later than 7:40 a.m. on Thursday and it is possible an announcement canceling school for the entire day will be made at that time (or earlier). Weather forecasts for this storm have been hit or miss and the district feels it is best to actually observe what happens over the course of the night.

Keep in mind that at any time during inclement weather, parents have the option of keeping their children at home.

Preschool Announcement: First Step, Section 1, morning classes are canceled. First Step, Section 2, will start at the regular time of 11:45 a.m.

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