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.