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What's closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018?

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

2018 will mark 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day – which falls on the third Monday in January, but is held in honor of his Jan. 15 birthday – the governor's office will host its annual celebration at the Ordway in St. Paul. 

The theme for the free event is, "Life's most persistent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

The United Negro College Fund and General Mills Foundation will also hold the 28th annual MLK Breakfast in Minneapolis, with keynote speaker actor David Oyelowo. You can stream it at TPT's website.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is also a federal holiday, so some things will be closed or operating differently – here's a look:

The mail

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.

City, county and state offices

They're all generally closed aside from emergency services – so no using a day off to finally go get new license plates at DVS, sorry.


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


Many banks are closed, including U.S. Bank and Bank of America – but not all. 

TCF Bank for example doesn't list MLK Day as one of its holidays. Your best bet is to check online or call ahead of time to verify hours. And any transactions you try to make will be processed Tuesday

Bus and train schedule 

Buses, the light rail and Northstar lines will be normal with Metro Transit in Twin Cities. Public transit in Duluth is normal, while in Fargo-Moorhead there will be no service on a handful of routes in conjunction with NDSU holiday break.


It's a day off for most (though not all) students.

Just about everything else

Retailers, grocery stores, and just about everything else will likely be open and operating normally.

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