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What's open and closed in Minnesota on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019?

It is a federal holiday, so there will be some closures. Here's a list.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on the third Monday in January, and is held in honor of the civil rights leader's Jan. 15 birthday.

This year's annual MLK Breakfast gets underway at 7 a.m. at The Armory in Minneapolis, with award-winning CNN anchor Don Lemon the keynote speaker.

It's also a federal holiday, so there will be some services closed as a result. Here's a look at what's open and closed.

Postal service 

The U.S. Postal Service will not be delivering mail, nor will post offices be open. (The only exception is for Priority Mail deliveries.)

UPS and FedEx will operate as usual, no changes for the holiday, though FedEx notes that some deliveries might be slightly later because the USPS observes the holiday.

Local, state, federal government offices

Government offices at all levels are generally closed aside from emergency services.

In Minneapolis, for example, city government offices are closed as is the Minneapolis 311 service.

Libraries

Generally closed, including the Hennepin County Libraries system, the Ramsey Countyand St. Paul Public libraries, and Duluth Public Library

Banks

U.S. Bank, TCF Bank and Wells Fargo recognize MLK Day as a bank holiday, so you'll find most branches will be closed. Any transactions you can make won't be processed till Tuesday.

Garbage collection

In Minneapolis, there will be regular pickups on Monday despite the holiday, however the Downtown Solid Waste customer service office and the South Transfer Station will be closed.

It's the same in St. Paul, where MLK Day isn't one of the holidays that alters collection days.

Parking

City parking meters in Minneapolis won't be enforced on MLK Day, but Park Board meters along Minneapolis parkways will be, as will University of Minnesota parking meters.

Meters also won't be enforced in St. Paul.

Stores and malls

Most of these will be open and operating as usual.

Transit

Metro Transit is running a normal schedule on MLK Day, including buses, the light rail and the Northstar.

However Minnesota Valley Transit Authority is running a reduced service on three routes: 460, 465 and 477. More information on this can be found here.

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