A running list of closures, cancellations and postponements in the community, stemming from concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Local schools were closed through the end of the 2019-20 school year, as districts moved to online learning. MSHSL activities were also canceled.

• Minnesota restaurants and bars are closed to dine-in customers, and other places of public accommodation are closed, according to an executive order from the governor's office. The closures last until June 1 when patio-only dine-in will be allowable. Salons and barbershops will also be able to open at limited capacity on June 1. The closures will be re-evaluated in June. Check local organizations for their specific plans; many are still offering pickup, delivery and other services.

• Nicollet County has closed all buildings to the public, except the Government Center (opened May 26) and the Sheriff's Office. The city of St. Peter has also closed most of its offices to the public. 

• Le Sueur County has closed all buildings to the public, except the Justice Center, for court and probation services only, and the Sheriff's Office. The cities of Le Sueur, Le Center and Cleveland have done the same.

• Announced May 28, the 2020 St. Peter Senior Expo is canceled.

• Announced May 26, the 2020 Nicollet County Fair is canceled. 

• Announced on May 7, the annual St. Peter Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration is canceled for 2020.

• Announced on May 5, the St. Peter Memorial Day celebration is canceled for 2020.

• Announced on April 29, the Kasota Memorial Day celebration is canceled for 2020.

• Announced on April 6, Cherry Creek Days in Cleveland, an annual summer event, is at least postponed potentially canceled for 2020.

• Announced on April 1, the annual St. Peter Easter Egg Hunt is canceled for 2020.

• Announced on March 30, Henderson Flood Fest 2.0 is postponed indefinitely. 

• Announced on March 26, the 2020 Le Center Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and Vehicle Fair is canceled, though a rescheduled date is possible.

• Announced on March 26, the 43rd annual Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Swap Meet, scheduled for April, is canceled.

• Announced on March 26, Minnesota River Valley Transit suspended operation of its Le Sueur/St. Peter/Mankato route indefinitely. Local service in the cities of St. Peter and Le Sueur continues.

• Announced on March 25, the St. Peter annual Bike Rodeo scheduled for May 16th has been cancelled

• Announced on March 20, University of Minnesota Extension has extended the cancellation of all face-to-face events, meetings and courses through May 15.

• Announced March 20, The Minnesota River Valley Chapter of the MDHA (Minnesota Deer Hunters Association) has canceled its annual banquet, originally scheduled late March.

• Announced March 18, the St. Paul and Minneapolis Diocese, which includes Le Sueur County churches, is ending all public masses until at least March 31.

• Announced March 18, the New Ulm Diocese, which includes the Church of St. Peter, is ending all public masses until at least March 31.

• Announced March 18, the March St. Peter Board of Zoning Appeals & Adjustments meeting is postponed until it can be held via the Go To Meeting app.

• Announced March 17, the John Ireland Catholic School Luck of the Irish 5K and Kids K in St. Peter has been canceled. Saturday, March 21, virtual races are encouraged on the individual participants' own time and space, and those that have registered will receive a medal and t-shirt.

• Announced March 16, all recreation programs in the city of Le Sueur are canceled indefinitely. Furthermore, the Le Sueur Center Community Center will be closed indefinitely.

• Announced March 16, the Nicollet County Historical Society is closing its doors until at least April 4.

• Announced March 16, The Le Sueur County Historical Society annual meeting, scheduled for April 14, has been postponed until a later date.

• Announced March 16, the St. Peter Community Center and St. Peter Library will be closed until at least March 27.

• Announced March 16, Le Sueur city offices are closed to the public indefinitely.

• Announced March 16, the St. Peter American Legion will be closing entirely until at least March 30.

• Announced March 16, Minnesota Republicans and Democrats will conduct party conventions online.

• Announced March 16, all St. Peter Senior Center programming is canceled until at least April 15.

• Announced March 16, the special Vietnam memorial commemoration, scheduled for late March in St. Peter, is canceled.

• Announced March 16, the Czech Slovak Pageant in Montgomery is canceled.

• Announced March 16, the Le Center American Legion Post 108 bar operations, Wing Night, Bingo, meat raffles, poker, kitchen food and fish frys are suspended until further notice. The American Red Cross Blood Mobile is still scheduled from noon to 6 p.m.

• Announced March 15, Lions Bingo at Henderson Roadhaus will be canceled for the rest of the season.

• Announced March 15, all recreation programs at the Le Sueur Community Center have been canceled. All memberships have been extended for the duration of the closure.

• Announced March 15, the First Lutheran Church of Le Sueur is suspending worship and all group activities through April 1. This includes: Sunday worship, Mary Unit, GIGG, GNH, mid-week Lenten Ecumenical Worship & lunch, Thursday Bible Study, Quilting, Prayer Shawl Team, Team meetings and Kindred Kwilters.

• Announced March 15, libraries in the Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System are closed until at least March 31. Hot sports are available from library parking lots and several online resources are still available.

• Announced March 15, the St. Peter St. Patrick's Day Parade is canceled.

• Announced March 15, the Le Sueur-Henderson spring middle school play is canceled.

• Announced March 14, the St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce annual Social Roaring 20s Party, scheduled for early April, is postponed.

• Announced on March 13, all remaining MSHSL winter activities are canceled. All spring activities and competitions are suspended until at least April 6 and practices are suspended while schools are closed.

• Announced on March 13, Gustavus Adolphus College suspended all in-person classes and modified the academic calendar, transitioning temporarily to online-only learning.

• Announced March 13, a MnDOT open house to get public feedback on design concepts for the Hwy. 169/22 and 169/99 intersections has been canceled. MnDOT is exploring alternatives, such as virtual and remote options for participation and/or relocating events, and will provide additional updates as they become available.

• Announced March 13, St. Peter Rotary meetings are canceled through the end of March.

• Announced March 13, the annual Arts Center of Saint Peter Souper Bowl is postponed until July.

• Announced March 13, all Minnesota Extension classes are postponed until at least March 31.

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