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Banks: Most banks, including Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, will be closed.

Federal and state services: Closed.

City and county offices: Closed.

Malls: Most malls will be closed on Thanksgiving, including Mall of America, Southdale Center, Rosedale Center, and Ridgedale Center. These malls will again open on Black Friday, some with extended hours.

Read more: When do Minnesota malls open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday 2021?

Grocery stores: Target and Walmart will be closed, as will Lunds and Byerlys, Sam's Club, Kowalski's, Trader Joe's, Aldi, Costco, and – for the first time – Hy-Vee.

A few grocers will be open for business on Thanksgiving however. That includes:

Check your local store for specific hours, however, as those can very from location to location.

Retail shops: Unlike just a few years ago, most retail shops are choosing to remain closed on Thanksgiving. There are a few exceptions, including Cabela's/Bass Pro Shops and Old Navy. Convenience chains Walgreen's and CVS will be open at least part of the day, so check local hours.

Read more: When do retail stores open on Thanksgiving/Black Friday 2022?

Liquor stores: They're required by state law to be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Parking meters: Parking meters in most cities won’t be enforced. In Minneapolis, parking is also not enforced on Black Friday. This does not apply to University of Minnesota, parks or private parking meters.

Transit: Metro Transit buses and the Blue, Green and Red line will operate on holiday service Thanksgiving Day. Northstar trains will not run. Metro Transit will also offer reduced service on Black Friday and charge reduced fares. See the full schedule here.

The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority will only run its 495 route on Thanksgiving Day, and will operate a weekend schedule on Black Friday. Southwest Transit and Plymouth Metrolink will not operate on Thanksgiving.

Garbage/recycling collection: If Thursday is your garbage/recycling pickup day, you won't see any service on Thanksgiving, and it will most likely be pushed back a day to Friday. Those who get their collection on Friday can expect it to be pushed back to either the next day or Monday — check your local pickup schedule to verify.

Post Offices: They will be closed for Thanksgiving but will open for Black Friday. Deliveries will return to normal schedules on Friday. Delivery services like FedEx and UPS will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open for Black Friday.

Schools and universities: Public schools and most universities will be closed on Thanksgiving.

Public libraries: Closed on Thanksgiving. Some, such as Duluth, will remain closed the following day, while other systems, including St. Paul Public Libraries, return to regular hours that Friday. Check with your local library for hours.

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