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It's Presidents Day: Here's what's open and what's closed today

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Monday is Presidents Day – also known as Washington's Birthday, a United States federal holiday. If you want some history on Presidents Day and why we celebrate it, check out this link.

The holiday of course means there are some things that will be closed. Here's a brief rundown.

Shopping options

A lot of retail stores will be open. And trying to get you in their doors or on their website.

Target is having a Presidents Day sale. Wal-Mart and best Best Buy are also throwing out some deals.

The International Business Times has a giant breakdown of where to find the best sales, whether it's cars, electronics, clothing or most other items (seriously, the list is very long and detailed). The Street also did its own roundup, and also noted Presidents Day is actually one of the bigger shopping days of the year. And here's Buzzfeed's list of 43 deals.

Sam's Club and Costco by the way are both open.


Mall of America:10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Rosedale Center:10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Southdale Center:10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Ridgedale Center:10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Eden Prairie Mall:10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Twin Cities Premium Outlets (Eagan):10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Buses and trains

Metro Transit buses and light rail trains have historically run on normal weekdays schedules for Presidents Day. If you use the trip planner, you'll be able to see how often things are running.

The Duluth Transit Authority is also on a normal schedule.

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority has some reduced service though.


Most libraries will be closed, including major networks such as Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, the Duluth Public Library, and the Rochester Public Library.


This is one of those "It's best to call and check with your local branch" holidays. Inquisitr says most banks will be closed, but some will choose to stay open.


Nope – USPS offices are closed and mail won't be delivered today.

Inquisitr says UPS and Fed Ex will be delivering.

Government buildings

Minnesota statutes consider Presidents Day (referred to here as the third Monday in February for Lincoln and Washington's birthdays) a holiday. Count on state, county, city and other local government offices (like courthouses or the Department of Vehicle Services) to be closed.

That includes Minneapolis, though garbage and recycling pick-up schedules won't change. Also: City parking meters won't be enforced in Minneapolis or St. Paul, so keep that in mind if you're driving around.


Minnesota school districts can technically choose to stay open – though expect most public schools to be a day off for students. That includes Minneapolis Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools, Duluth Public Schools, and more.

If you're in college, it might be a different story: Some universities (including the University of Minnesota) stay open.

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