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CHS play cancelled, and other weather-related closings in Carlton County for Friday, Nov. 18

All Cloquet High School District are cancelled for today, Friday, Nov. 18, including tonight's performance of "Thoroughly Modern Millie," the fall musical, and the girls hockey game.

According to play director Kevin Hamre, people who had reserved tickets for tonight's performance can attend the show Saturday night at 7 p.m. or Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., but they won't be scheduling an extra show.

"Per publishing rules, I can’t add any other dates, so we’re honoring tonight’s ticketholders for Saturday and Sunday’s performances as well," Hamre said. "We’ll open up the balcony and pack the house out. "

Gail Hamre added this explanation for Friday night ticket holders: "If you have tickets for tonight's (Friday) performance, you will be notified. At that time, you may exchange your tickets for Saturday or Sunday OR receive a refund."

Although Cloquet students were already out of school for a teacher inservice day, the following schools or school districts are now closed because of the winter storm:

  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College campus closing at 1 p.m (classes canceled after 11 a.m.)
  • Barnum closing at 12:45 p.m. (elementary) and 1 p.m. (high school)
  • Carlton closing at 1:30 p.m. (elementary) and 1:40 p.m. (high school)
  • Cromwell-Wright schools closing at 1:15 p.m.
  • Moose Lake closing at 1:30 p.m.
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation also sent out a warning about traveling today, see below:

Difficult driving conditions reported in northeastern Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn.— (1:15 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists travelling in northeastern Minnesota to slow down and use extra caution.

MnDOT plows are out in full-force however, snow, ice and compaction can cause a recently-plowed road to become slippery again very quickly.

MnDOT snow plow operators are doing their part to make highways safe. Motorists should remember to:

  • Check road conditions at www.511mn.org or call 511; it takes time to get roads back to good driving conditions.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your trip.
  • Stay back at least five car lengths behind the plow, far from the snow cloud.
  • Stay alert for snowplows that turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They may also travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Slow down to a safe speed for current conditions. Snowplows typically move at slower speeds.
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