What's open and closed on Thanksgiving in Minnesota?

Most non-retail services will shut down on Thanksgiving.
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Happy Thanksgiving, Minnesota!

Here's what's open and closed around the state today.

Banks: Closed on Thanksgiving, though most will be open Black Friday.

Federal and state services: Closed.

City offices: Closed.

Malls and retail stores: Some are open, some are closing. You can find our list of Thanksgiving Day store openings here.

Grocery stores: It varies from store to store – some are 24-hour stores (like many Cub Foods), some will have reduced hours (Whole Foods will be open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hy-Vee closes at 4 p.m., Target and Walmart open later at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively), while others (Aldi, Costco, Sam's Club) won't open at all.

Parking meters: Parking meters in most cities won't be enforced on Thanksgiving. In Minneapolis, for example, metered parking will be free on both Thursday and Black Friday, however meters run by the Park Board and the University of Minnesota will still be in operation, as well private companies that run their own meters.

Transit: In the Twin Cities, Metro Transit buses and the light rail will follow Sunday/Holiday schedules on Thanksgiving Day They will also operate a reduced service on Black Friday. There will be no Northstar trains on Thanksgiving.

Regional transit providers, including the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, will also run weekend services on Thanksgiving and reduced services Friday.

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. The South Transfer Station in Minneapolis will also be closed Thanksgiving, though will re-open on Friday.

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.

Schools and universities: Most public schools and universities will be closed on Thanksgiving.

Public libraries: Closed.

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