As local authorities closed down all non-essential travel in Rapid City on Friday morning, they were also asking residents to call ahead to see whether their destination was open.

All Rapid City area schools are already closed, including National American University and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City.

Rapid City public schools already had scheduled no classes for today, and an inservice for teachers has also been canceled. Douglas schools called off classes this morning.

Meanwhile, a number of local businesses were closed as well, including the Rapid City YMCA. Also, Rapid Ride buses will not run today and flights have been canceled this morning at Rapid City Regional Airport.

Ellsworth Air Force Base has also been closed.

Also, the grand opening of the exhibit "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" has been postponed. Organizers said they would reschedule in a week or two.

The Dahl Arts Center was closed Friday, and tonight's Jalan Crossland concert has been canceled, too. Tickets bought for Friday night's show will, however, be honored for Saturday night's show at The Journey Museum.

Other closures include:

All About Kids Daycare

Black Hills Beauty College

Black Hills State University main campus

Calvary Christian School

Career Learning Center

Childrens House Montessori

Douglas Schools

Dream Kids Preschool & Daycare

Harding County Schools

Headlines Academy

Kids Castle

Lead/Deadwood schools

Memorial Christian

Meade Schools

National American University

Newell Schools

OBCC Academy

Open Bible Academy

Piedmont Preschool & Childcare

RAI Early Headstart

Rapid City Public Schools

7th Day Adventist School

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Spearfish Schools

St Elizabeth Seton

St Pauls Lutheran

St Thomas More

USD Nursing School

Western Dakota Tech

Westside Preschool

Zion Lutheran School in RC

Behavior Management

Belle Fourche City offices

Belle Fourche Regional Medical Clinic

Black Hills Dermatology

Black Hills Federal Credit Union - closed until 1pm

Black Hills Neurology

Black Hills Pediatrics

Black Hills Regional Eye Institute

Black Hills Workshop

Catholic Social Services

Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Community Food Bank

Community Transitions

Creekside Family Practice

Daisy House Adult Daycare

Dakota Radiology

Ellsworth AFB

First Administrators

Heart Doctors

Health Concepts

HS Precision

Lawrence County offices

Lutheran Social Services

MEALS in Rapid City

MEALS in Lead/Deadwood

Medical Arts

Mount Rushmore

Newell Regional Medical Clinic

Rapid Ride

Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce

Rapid City city offices

Regional Medical Clinics: Aspen Center, Foothills clinic, Dakota Plaza, Western Hills Professional Building are all closed

RC Club For Boys

RC Community Health Resource Program

Rapid City YMCA

Regional Airport

Rushmore Clinic

Rushmore OB/GYN


Spearfish City offices

Spearfish Regional Medical Clinic

Sturgis City offices

24/7 Program - closed until 5 p.m.

USDA office in Belle Fourche

Weight Watchers AM session

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