What's open and what's closed on July 4, 2016

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Happy 4th of July to everybody out there!

Here's a look at what's open and closed on Independence Day this year.

Buses and trains

Metro Transit buses and light rail trains in the Twin Cities will run on the Sunday/Holiday schedule (so less frequently, generally). Northstar service won't be running, except for one for the Twins game that'll leave Big Lake at 11:53 a.m., and return after the game ends.

Duluth buses will be limited, as will Minnesota Valley Transit Authority rides.


Closed. That includes the major networks such as Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, the Duluth Public Library, St. Paul Public Library, and the Rochester Public Library.

Government stuff

July 4 is a federal and state-mandated holiday, so government offices or services are pretty much all closed. This could also impact some non-emergency things.

So in Minneapolis for example, your garbage and recycle pick-up might be delayed by a day if it's supposed to be Mondays. That could happen with recycling in St. Paul too, and other pick-up options in cities around the state.

Target, Best Buy,Wal-Mart, etc.

Generally the best policy with this is to look up your specific store and check the hours. But for the most part:

Cub, Whole Foods, Costco, etc.

Like retailers, definitely check your store. But the broad strokes:


Probably not today. The International Business Times says almost all are closed.

Post Office


UPS and FedEx are also taking today off (so we hope you got that Etsy order in the mail).

Malls and shopping

Depends, so here's a list of some big ones. But remember, individual stores within the malls can set their own hours.

Mall of America:10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Rosedale Center:10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Southdale Center:10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Ridgedale Center:10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Eden Prairie Mall:10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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

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