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Cancellations and closures due to coronavirus concerns

Cancellations and postponements due to coronavirus outbreak. Cancellations and postponements due to coronavirus outbreak. | 

Updated: April 02, 2020 01:22 PM

Numerous events have been canceled due to concerns over the new coronavirus. To add your cancellation to this list, email news@wdio.com   *** This list is being updated.

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CHURCH SERVICES:

Gov. Tony Evers' executive order bans all church services in Wisconsin until further notice. (Story)

The Catholic Diocese of Duluth has suspended all masses from Friday, March 20 through April 20. (Story)

  • Anchor Point church has temporarily suspended Sunday services.
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Twig has suspended Wednesday and Sunday services. 
  • Faith Lutheran Church, Culver has canceled soup suppers and worship services through the end of March.
  • First Covenant Church, Virginia canceled Sunday services on March 22 and 29.
  • First Lutheran Church, Duluth has canceled all on-site services until further notice.  Services and devotions are online at flcduluth.org and Facebook; Sunday morning radio broadcast 8:30 a.m. on KDAL AM 610/ 103.9 FM
  • Eastridge Community Church will hold its March 22 worship service online.
  • First Lutheran Church, Meadowlands has canceled soup suppers and worship services through the end of March.
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Duluth has suspended all in-person worship services until further notice. Wednesday Lenten reflections and Sunday Services are online at Gloriadeiduluth.org, Facebook and Smart TVs with Boxcast APP; Sunday morning radio broadcast 10:00 a.m. on WDSM AM 710/98.1 FM 
  • Good Hope Church in Cloquet and Morgan Park will hold services online only.
  • Hermantown Community Church has canceled all adult, youth and children’s programs and services. Worship service will be available online Sundays at 10 a.m.
  • Hillside United Methodist Church will not have worship for the rest of March.
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Duluth has canceled all worship services and activities until further notice. The office will remain open for phone calls.
  • Hope Community Presbyterian Church in Virgina has canceled all worship services and church activities per CDC recommendations. 
  • Jesus is Life World Ministries and Church has canceled all services until further notice. Sermons can be viewed online
  • Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Duluth has suspended all in-person worship and services. Instead, they will be available online
  • Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Cloquet is canceling Wednesday night activities until further notice, and Sunday worship services will be carried exclusively on WKLK radio and YouTube.
  • Pine Hill Lutheran Church in Duluth has canceled all March Sunday services.
  • Pioneer Parish (including Country Peace Presbyterian in Superior, Brule Presbyterian, St. Croix Presbyterian in Gordon, and First Presbyterian in Lake Nebagamon) has canceled meetings and services until Good Friday (April 10). 
  • Sand Lake Chapel, Britt, MN has suspended all church services and activities until further notice. Further information can be found online at http://umcfellowship.org/Northern_Minnesota_Churches/Sand_Lake_Chapel/ 
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Duluth has suspended all worship services and church activities until further notice. Worship services will be online (www.facebook.com/SOTHLutheran) at 9:00 AM on Sunday mornings. 
  • Spirit of God Lutheran Church has canceled its Sunday service.
  • St. James Episcopal Church in Hibbing has moved March 22 and March 29 worship online, and postponed evening prayer with Dylan music that had been scheduled for March 21.
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church, Saginaw has cancelled soup suppers and worship services through the end of March.
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church has suspended in person worship services until April 1. Online worship will take place instead.
  • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cloquet has canceled all worship services and activities until further notice. The office will be open for phone calls each morning.
  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Canyon has canceled soup suppers and worship services through the end of March.
  • Superior Central Assembly of God is canceled until further notice. Worship will be on Facebook Live on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
  • United Presbyterian Church in Superior has closed all meetings and in-person worship. 
  • Trinity Episcopal Church of Hermantown is closed until April 4. 
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Duluth, has postponed all onsite worship and programming.  Resources are available online, currently through Facebook.

VENUE AND FACILITY CLOSURES:

  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered the closure of these types of facilities through March 27: Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, hookah bars, cigar bars, vaping lounges, theaters, cinemas, museums, indoor and outdoor performance venues, gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoors sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, spas, amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, country clubs, golf clubs, boating or yacht clubs, sports or athletic clubs, and dining clubs (Story)
  • Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the closure of these types of facilities: bars, restaurant dining rooms, auditoriums, theaters, movie theaters, museums, stadiums, arenas, conference rooms, meeting halls, exhibition centers, taverns, health and fitness centers, recreation centers, licensed pools, and places of worship and religious gatherings (Story)
  • Black Bear Casino Resort is closed until approximately April 1.
  • Brookston Community Centers are closed.
  • Cloquet Library is closed.
  • Cloquet Community Centers are closed.
  • Duluth community centers, park buildings, and senior centers are closed until further notice.
  • Duluth Public Library branches will be closed and all events canceled until further notice.
  • Essentia Health's Center for Personal Fitness is closed in accordance with the governor's order. However, the Therapy & Performance Center, which also is located at the Essentia Health-Miller Hill Health Plaza, will remain open.
  • Eversmiles Pediatric Dentistry will be closed for NORMAL business until Wednesday April 1
  • Fond-du-Luth Casino is closed until approximately April 1.
  • Glensheen Mansion is closed until at least April 1. Refunds will be issued for pre-purchased tickets.
  • Grand Casino Hinckley and Grand Casino Mille Lacs closed for about two weeks beginning March 16.
  • Great Lakes Aquarium will be closed until April 15.
  • International Wolf Center in Ely is closed until April 5. They will hold online updates about the pack and allow people to ask questions at 9 a.m. every Friday. 
  • Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center is closed until further notice. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office continues to operate with limited staffing.
  • Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm is closed until March 31, and all events and venue rentals have been canceled. 
  • Sawyer Community Centers will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Split Rock Lighthouse is closed through March 31.
  • Superior Public Library is closed until further notice.
  • WLSSD is closing the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Materials Recovery Center.

EVENT CANCELLATIONS:

  • 2020 Spring Multi-industry Job Fair scheduled for March 31 will be rescheduled as a social media event on Facebook and other social media sites at a date to be determined.
  • Aad Shrine Circus at the Amsoil Arena, scheduled for April 18 and 19, has been postponed. All tickets purchased for the April Circus dates will be honored for the rescheduled date.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery group meetings at Duluth Bethel are canceled.
  • Al Dumancas Chef's Brunch hosted by the Arrowhead Professional Chefs Association (originally scheduled for Sunday, March 22) has been postponed—date to be determined. 
  • The Arrowhead Home and Builders Show for April 1-5 at the DECC is canceled.
  • Arrowhead Library bookmobile service is suspended indefinitely.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland are closed until March 27, including the Dave Goldberg, Lincoln Park, Superior, Grand Rapids, and Greenway branches.
  • Cheer America is canceled for March 23.
  • City of Duluth Summer Job Fair on March 23 has been canceled. You can still apply for positions online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/duluthmn
  • Cloquet Public Library is closed to the public through at least the end of March.
  • Cloquet Golden Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast for April 18th is canceled.
  • COGGS Gala scheduled for March 14 has been rescheduled to May 2.
  • Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota banquet on March 19 and 20 is canceled.
  • Douglas County Fish & Game League's 115th Annual SPORTS SHOW, scheduled for March 27 to 29, is canceled.
  • Duluth Civic Orchestra postponed their concert on March 24 until further notice.
  • Duluth Figure Skating Club has postponed/cancelled all Learn to Skate and Academy Classes until further notice
  • The Duluth Figure Skating Club's Hurray for Hollywood Ice Show on March 28 is canceled.
  • Downtown Duluth Art Walk for March 27 is canceled. A virtual art walk is being planned.
  • Duluth National Weather Service has canceled all Skywarn training classes this spring
  • Duluth Parks and Recreation indoor programs, classes, and lessons are canceled until futher notice.  The March 24 Cross City Trail and March 25 Piedmont Park meetings are postponed until further notice.
  • Duluth and St. Louis County Days are canceled in St. Paul.
  • Duluth Symphonic Winds Community Band March 30th concert postponed
  • Duluth Superior Symphony Youth Orchestras (DSSYO) rehearsal canceled for March 23. 
  • Duluth Ukulele Community Strum has canceled its "strummin' session" on March 23.
  • Duluth Ukulele Community Strum has changed their April 13 strummin session to online. Contact duluthukulelecommunitystrum@gmail.com if you wish to join.
  • FIRST suspended its robotics season.
  • Fitger's Bockfest scheduled for April 2-4 - will be rescheduled
  • Fond du Lac Transit is closed until further notice.
  • Head of Lakes Organ Transplant Support Group has canceled their monthly meeting at Miller Dwan until further notice.
  • Home & Builders Show at the DECC has been canceled. 
  • Honor Flight Northland is postponing the May 2 trip to Washington, D.C.
  • House of Hearts Charity Bonspiel in Duluth has been postponed.
  • If The Dress Fits is postponing its prom dress giveaway until further notice. 
  • Iron Range Home, Sport & Travel Show March 19-22 is canceled. 
  • Iron Range Job Fair scheduled for April 3 has been canceled
  • Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club has canceled its March 24 meeting.
  • Junior League of Duluth has canceled all meetings until further notice.
  • Lake Superior College Career and Transfer Fair on March 25 is canceled
  • Lions Club Pancake Day in Duluth is rescheduled from May 7 to Sept. 10. 
  • March Madness Shop Til You Drop Craft & Direct Sales show March 28 at the AAD Shriner's Hall has been canceled. 
  • Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light has postponed the Paul Douglas presentation, "A Christian Case for Climate Action," originally scheduled for April 4. The new date has not been determined.
  • Minnesota Public Radio has canceled its Bring the Sing event that was scheduled in Duluth for March 28.
  • Minnesota Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) has canceled their convention for April 6-8.
  • MnDOT will postpone all public meetings and project open houses statewide for at least the next 30 days.
  • Motorhead Madness at the DECC on March 21 and 22 has been canceled.
  • Nearly Naked Ruck March, which was set for March 28, has been converted to an online event.
  • Northland Community Wellness Day has been rescheduled from March 28 to August 29.
  • Port Cities Woman of the Year Luncheon on May 13 has be cancelled.
  • Quiltathon scheduled for Mariner Mall in Superior, Thurs. Mar. 26, has been cancelled
  • Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Louis County's offices are closed, but people can call (218) 749-4725 or text (218) 780-7227.
  • St. Francis Xavier Church in Superior's roast beef dinner on April 5 is canceled. 
  • St. Louis River Area of Concern meeting scheduled for March 19 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Public comments can be made online.
  • Salvation Army of Duluth has canceled its Rookie Basketball program and suspended church services and mid-week meetings. To-go lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 to 12:30, and the food shelf is open Monday and Thursday from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Serenity Club is postponing its banquet.
  • Taste at Fitger's (originally scheduled for Friday, March 27) has been postponed until Friday, October 30—costumes optional, fundraiser for Second Harvest
  • Tax Aide sites and services are suspended until further notice.
  • Treasures of the Earth Green Goods, Craft and Art Fair has been canceled.
  • UMD Men's Hockey NCHC Playoffs canceled.
  • UMD School of Fine Arts has canceled all 19 events that had been scheduled through April 1, including the theatrical production "Machinal" and the Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival.
  • For all other UMD event cancellations, click here.
  • UW-Superior’s Cultural Night, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been canceled.
  • UW-Superior's production of the musical comedy "Company," originally scheduled to place March 27 to 29 and April 3 to 5, has been canceled.
  • Virginia Coop Credit Union's 83rd Annual Membership Meeting on March 26 will be postponed to a future date
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is temporarily suspending all public involvement meetings and open houses for design and construction projects. WisDOT is reviewing options for alternative meeting formats. Projects will continue to rely on public input to take shape and move forward.

GOVERNMENT SERVICES:

  • Bayfield County has restricted access to most county offices except for law enforcement and court-related matters. County workers will continue to respond to phone calls, emails, and mail.
  • Carlton County is asking people to limit visits to county buildings to essential services/transactions only. The Carlton Couunty Extension Building and the Carlton County Transportation Building are closed to the public. The Carlton County Motor Vehicle Registration Offices in Cloquet will be closed beginning March 23 to make space modifications to comply with social distancing requirements.
  • Duluth public buildings are closed. Duluth community centers, park buildings, and senior centers are closed until further notice.  All indoor Parks and Recreation programs, classes, and lessons are canceled until futher notice.  The March 24 Cross City Trail and March 25 Piedmont Park meetings are postponed until further notice.
  • East Range (Aurora, Biwabik, Hoyt Lakes, Town of White): City halls, libraries, and all public buildings are closed until further notice.
  • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has closed the Cloquet, Brookston, and Sawyer community centers
  • Hermantown is closing its Governmental Services Building until further notice.
  • Hibbing city buildings, except City Hall, are closed.
  • Koochiching County public buildings are closed. The courthouse will stay open.
  • Lake County has closed all offices to the public until further notice. Services continue via email, phone, and the Postal Service.
  • Rice Lake, MN: All city facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Emergency servies are still available. City staff will continue to conduct business in a limited capacity and might be reached by phone or email.
  • St. Louis County has suspended visiting hours.
  • Superior city financial offices and the municpal landfill are closed. (Story)
  • Two Harbors: City Hall, the library, police department, water and wastewater treatment plans, public works and utilities facilities will be closed to the public through March 27. City staff will still report to work and respond to calls for service on a limited basis, and City Hall staff will conduct regular business over the phone or via email. The Two Harbors Municipal Liquor Store will remain open.
  • United States naturalization ceremonies are suspended until May 8. Applicants for citizenship can contact (800) 375-5283 with questions about their status.
  • Virginia, MN: All city facilities are closed to the public through March 28. City staff will continue to work in all facilities in a limited capacity to provide essential city services. People can contact city staff by email or by calling 748-7500.
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is temporarily suspending all public involvement meetings and open houses for design and construction projects. WisDOT is reviewing options for alternative meeting formats. Projects will continue to rely on public input to take shape and move forward.

SCHOOL CLASSES:

  • All Minnesota K-12 schools must remain closed through March 27. (Story)
  • All Wisconsin K-12 schools are closed until further notice. (Story)
  • All Michigan K-12 schools are closed, with reopening tentatively scheduled for April 6. (Story)
  • College of St. Scholastica has extended their spring break through March 20 and will move to online classes through at least April 8. (Story)
  • Gogebic Community College in Ironwood is conducting online classes. (Story)
  • Hibbing Community College classes are suspended until March 27. They will resume in an "alternative format" March 30. Students should check their HCC email for further details. 
  • Minnesota State campuses have extended their spring breaks to either March 23 or March 30. This includes Bemidji State, Fond du Lac, Hibbing, Itasca, Lake Superior, Mesabi Range, Pine, Rainy River, and Vermilion Colleges. (Story)
  • Northland College is transitioning to online classes and moving students out of the residence halls.
  • University of Minnesota Duluth is conducting classes online. (Story)
  • UW-Superior has extended its spring break to continue through March 29 and will then hold online classes until at least April 13. (Story)
  • WITC has extended spring break through March 27. Classes will resume in online or alternative delivery methods on March 30.

If you have an event you are planning to attend, it would be best if you called ahead to see if it is still going on.  If you would like to include an event to our list, please let news@wdio.com know.

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