What's open and what's closed on New Year's Day


On the first day of 2016, what's open and what's closed? Here's a look at some of the ones you might be wondering about.


Metro Transit buses and light rail trains are running on a holiday schedule in the Twin Cities – that generally means most routes are operating less frequently (though there's no Northstar service). If you use the trip planner, you'll be able to see how often things are running.

Government buildings

Nope. City, county, state and federal offices are all generally closed today.


If you were looking to plop down for some quiet reading at a library, you're also probably out of luck. Most will be closed, including major networks such as Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, the Duluth Public Library, and Rochester public libraries.


International Business Times notes most major banks observe New Year's Day as a holiday, so they're pretty much all closed.

The Star Tribune though says TCF branch locations in Cub Foods stores will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grocery/retail stores

Cub Foods are open as normal, for the most part – though check the "store details" section on this list of specific locations to make sure.

Meanwhile Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, CVS, Walgreen's, and most of the big stores will be open mostly normal hours, AL.com says.

A couple exceptions: Sam's Club and Costco both closed.

Post Offices

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

Heavy.com says UPS and Fed Ex are also closed.


Mall of America:9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Rosedale Center:10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Southdale Center:10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Ridgedale Center:10 a.m. – 6 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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