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West central Minn. schools closing early due to winter storm

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR — A number of area school districts will be closing early, according to the KWLM Operation Snow Desk.

As of 11:35 a.m., the following school districts had announced they would close at 1 p.m.: Clarkfield Area Charter School, Dawson-Boyd, Echo Charter School, Lac qui Parle Valley, Lakeview (Cottonwood/Wood Lake), Montevideo, Renville County West, Yellow Medicine East.

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Redwood Area public and parochial schools will close early, too, with the elementary closing at 1:30 p.m. and the middle and high schools closing at 1:30 p.m.

ACGC Schools have canceled after-school and evening activities. Lakeview Schools have canceled evening activities.

Willmar Schools have canceled after-school targeted services at Kennedy Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary and the Middle School.

The region remains in a winter storm warning, and the National Weather Service forecasts strong winds and blowing snow tonight.

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