Happy Fourth of July! Here's what's open and what's closed


Happy Fourth of July everybody!

If you have some pressing business that requires a break from grilling, swimming and lighting fireworks, here's a quick overview of what is and isn't open in Minnesota on Independence Day.

Banks: According to the Star Tribune, all Bremer Bank branches are closed, while TCF's traditional branches are closed and branches in Cub Foods close at 5 p.m. Wells Fargo's in-store and traditional branches are both closed, while U.S. Banks traditional branches are closed, but its branches in Byerly's stores will open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 4th events:MinnPost has put together this round-up of the fireworks displays, parades and festivals being held across Minnesota today.

Parking meters: The Star Tribune notes that meters won't be enforced in Minneapolis or St. Paul, though you may have to pay near the University of Minnesota or in Minneapolis parks if it says so on the meter.

Pharmacies: Drug stores such as Walgreens or CVS should be open, however the actual pharmacy section may be closed or operating under reduced hours. The same goes for pharmacies in big box stores, so it's best to check before you go.

Post offices: These are closed and there will be no mail service, the USPS says. Also not operating today are mail carriers like Fedex and UPS.

Public buildings: Closed.

Shopping:Holiday Shopping Hours says that all major retailers, including Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Home Depot and Kohl's, will be open. The same goes for major malls and convenience stores like 7-Eleven and SuperAmerica. Grocery stores like Cub Foods will also be open – though you should check individual stores for hours as some may be reduced.

Shopping malls: Malls will generally be open, though most will probably have reduced hours, so it's worth checking in advance (The Mall of America, for example, closes at 7 p.m. instead of the usual 9.30 p.m., while Rosedale Mall will open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Transit: Metro Transit in the Twin Cities will be following a Sunday/Holiday schedule, which will affect buses and the Green and Blue light rail lines. Northstar services won't be running at all today (they do run special holiday services for Twins games, but they're playing in Kansas today). Other transit providers in the metro area have no service, so those with disabilities or health conditions who need a ride should call Metro Mobility.

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