Memorial Day 2019 is upon us, meaning a lot of businesses and public services will be closed for the national holiday.
Nonetheless, if you have errands to run on Monday, there are quite a few things still open in Minnesota. Here's a list of what's available, and what's not.
Most grocery store chains are open and maintaining normal hours. This may be different for smaller, independent stores, so calling ahead might be a good idea.
Banks are typically closed on Memorial Day and other national holidays.
However, some US Bank branches inside Lunds & Byerlys locations are open. (TCF Bank branches inside grocery stores have been open on past Memorial Days, but the company's website indicates all branches will be closed tomorrow.)
Malls, restaurants, liquor stores, and more
Movie theaters will also be open, as will convenience stores. As always, some of these businesses may have holiday hours, so you might want to double-check before heading out.
Major pharmacy retailers, like Walgreens, will also be open; however, some CVS pharmacies will be closed.
Liquor stores don't have to close in Minnesota on Memorial Day, so check with your local shop to see if they're open.
As it's a national holiday, state and federal offices as well as public buildings are closed. The same goes for the U.S. Postal Service and public schools.
In the Twin Cities, Metro Transit buses and light rail trains are on holiday schedules (though the Northstar train will not be in service). However, several other services in the metro and surrounding areas will not be available, including Maple Grove Transit, Plymouth Metrolink and SouthWest Transit.
Some Minnesota state parks are open – and hosting special activities. Click here for a full schedule.
Memorial Day events
There are a number of Memorial Day events around the state, including a 10:00 a.m. ceremony at the historic Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the Twin Cities.
A whole host of other activities will be taking place at the park throughout the day — click here for more.
For everywhere else in the state, MPR has put together this list of Memorial Day events, while this list has a number of family activities happening around the Twin Cities.