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Here's what's open and closed 4th of July weekend 2020

The Fourth will be federally observed Friday since it falls on a Saturday
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Saturday marks the Fourth of July, while Friday is the federally observed holiday. This means everyone is hitting the lakes and grilling hotdogs (or veggie dogs) — socially distanced with masks, of course.

But if you have errands to run or work to attend, here's a look at what's open and closed on Independence Day this year.

Buses and trains

Metro Transit buses and light rail trains in the Twin Cities will run on the Sunday/Holiday schedule (so less frequently, generally).

Northstar service won't be running. Duluth buses are operating a holiday service on Saturday, while Minnesota Valley Transit Authority buses will start its weekend schedule Friday, and Southwest Transit isn't operating at all Friday.

Libraries

Of the locations offering curbside pick-up, all Hennepin County and Ramsey County libraries will be closed Saturday. Libraries in Dakota County, Duluth, libraries will be closed Friday-Sunday. St. Paul Public Libraries and Rochester Public Libraries are closed Friday and Saturday.

Government services

July 4 is a federal and state-mandated holiday, so government offices or services are pretty much all closed on Friday, since July 4 falls on a Saturday.

Parking

On-street parking meters are free in Minneapolis Saturday, though some spaces operated by Minneapolis Parks and Recreation and the University of Minnesota may not be – so be sure to check the meter if you're in one of their areas.

On-street parking meters are also free in St. Paul on Saturday.

But beware, normal parking rules WILL apply in Minneapolis on Friday.

Big box stores

Generally the best policy with this is to look up your specific store and check the hours. But for the most part:

For grocery stores – check your local store's hours, but here are a few to be aware of.

  • Most Cub Foods are open.
  • Whole Foods is open, but check as it'll possibly close early.
  • Sam's Club is good from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Hy-Vee is open, but might close early depending on the store.
  • Costco stores will be closed on Saturday.

Banks

Almost all will be closed, though some TCF branches in Cub Foods stores and U.S. Banks in Lunds & Byerly's stores might be open for a few hours. Check your local branch.

Post Office

Closed on Saturday. There may also be no mail service on Friday or Saturday, depending on your postal worker, that's because either day "will be treated as a holiday depending on employee duties and regular schedule."

UPS says most services will be unavailable but to check with individual stores Saturday, and FedEx will be closed Saturday, except with “modified hours” for FedEx Office.

Malls and shopping

Depends, so here's a list of some big ones. But remember, individual stores within the malls can set their own hours.

Mall of America: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Rosedale Center: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Southdale Center: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Ridgedale Center: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Eden Prairie Center: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Twin Cities Premium Outlets (Eagan): 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Burnsville Center: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Maplewood Mall: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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