Weather Forecast


Area schools closing early due to winter storm forecast

In response to an impending winter storm for the area, six local school districts have announced they will be closing early today, Dec. 4.

     •Alexandria schools will be closing two hours early.

     •Osakis schools (public and St. Agnes) will be closing at 12:30 p.m.

      •West Central Area Schools will be closing at 12:35 p.m.

      •Brandon school will be closing at 1 p.m. and Evansville school will be closing at 12:50 p.m.

      •Minnewaska schools will be closing at 12:30 p.m.

      •Parkers Prairie schools will be closing at 1:30 p.m.

The Alexandria Area YMCA has also canceled all afternoon classes and programs. Child care will tenatively remain open.

Beginning this afternoon, the storm is expected to bring two to four inches of snow, as well as winds up to 50 m.p.h.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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