What's open, what's closed on Veterans Day


Veterans Day is a federal holiday, so some institutions are closed.

Post office/shipping

United States Postal Service post offices will be closed, and will not be delivering mail Wednesday, the International Business Times says.

But the companies UPS, FedEx and Amazon – which recognize but don't observe the holiday – shouldn't be affected.

Buses and trains

Metro Transit trains and buses in the Twin Cities will run on a normal schedule. Though the agency notes disabled veterans can ride free every day of the year by showing the proper identification.

Government offices

Most federal, state, and local government offices will be closed. So if you were planning to renew your driver's license today, you'll have to wait.


This one sort of depends. Heavy.com has a list of banks that are closed – including Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America and more. The Star Tribune notes TCF locations will have regular hours, while "traditional" U.S. Bank branches will be closed (so locations in Byerly's or others like it will be open).

But to be safe – call the branch you want to go to ahead of time.


Most public schools are open, including in Minneapolis and St. Paul.


Most will be closed, including those in the Hennepin, Ramsey and Dakota county systems, as well as the Duluth Public Library.

Stores and shops

Most will be open normally, or close to it. But it's best to call ahead and ask just in case.

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