What's open and closed in Minnesota on President's Day?

There will be no mail service, but Metro Transit is running a regular schedule.
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Monday, Feb. 17, is President's Day, and it mean some closures that could affect your routine.

Since it's a federal holiday (fun fact: the U.S. government officially calls it "George Washington's Birthday"), most federal offices will be closed.

But what about state offices, banks and retail stores? Here's a quick list of what's open and what's not on Monday.

Government services

Most state services, including state court offices, will be closed, the same goes for the majority of county and city government offices, including those in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Garbage collection

In Minneapolis, there will be no changes to garbage and recycling pickup schedules. 

However, the Downtown Solid Waste customer service office and information line, along with the South Transfer Station, will be closed.

The same is the case in St. Paul, where President's Day is not one of the day that affects garbage collection schedules.

The same is the case in other metro cities like Eden Prairie, Roseville, and St. Louis Park. 

Transit

Metro Transit is making no changes to its regular schedule for President's Day.

However, that's not the case for other transit providers. The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority for example is running reduced services on Monday.

Public Schools

Schools across the Twin Cities are closed. There have been instances where President's Day has been used as a weather make-up day, namely last year after the horrendous snow and Polar Vortex that hit Minnesota.

Fortunately there haven't been too many snow days this year.

Post Offices

Closed for the day, and there won't be any deliveries either. The likes of FedEx and UPS should still be operating though, albeit with a slightly modified service, so you may still getting packages.

Banks

Banks will be closed on Monday.

Malls and grocery stores

While there may be some changes to hours, most retail stores, malls and supermarkets should be open.

Parking

Good news! Meters in Minneapolis and St. Paul won't be enforced on President's Day, though there may still be enforcement at meters operated by Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, as well as at the University of Minnesota.

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