GOV. WALZ EXPECTED TO CLOSE SCHOOLS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR IN PRESS CONFERENCE

Governor Tim Walz is expected to announce that schools will stay closed through the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 crisis at a news conference at 2 p.m. today.  You can hear the press conference on KROX Radio, online by clicking on the listen live link in the upper right-hand corner of the page, on the KROX app, or on Alexa (listen to KROX in Crookston).
The current distance learning order is set to expire next Thursday, but Walz has said in recent days he would likely extend the shutdown through the rest of the school year.  The closure would mean Minnesota’s more than 900,000 students would complete the year using online distance learning.