What is open and what is closed on this 4th of July

Here’s what’s open and closed on July 4th.

The United States of America is celebrating its 247th birthday on Tuesday, and many holiday festivities are set to begin as planned, despite tornado fears across Minnesota.

The federal Independence Day holiday is being observed on Tuesday, July 4, which means people can expect some businesses and all government buildings to be closed.

Take a look at what’s open and closed below:

State and Federal Offices: All state and federal offices are closed.

Parking: Most metered parking is free, but private meters may still be implemented at universities, hospitals, and some parks.

Bank: Banks are closed.

Library: Libraries in Hennepin and Ramsey counties are closed Tuesday.

Driver and Vehicle Services: DVS locations are closed due to holidays.

mail delivery: The United States Postal Service will not be delivering mail and post offices will be closed on Tuesday. FedEx and UPS will not make any deliveries, but shipping locations may remain open with modified hours.

garbage collection: Trash collection in Minneapolis and St. Paul will be delayed by one day for residents whose regular trash pick-up day is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday this week.

Public transportation: Will operate with Metro Transit Leisure Services & Rentals, but Northstar commuter line trains will not run on Tuesday. Other ServiceSuch as the Transit Information Center, Lost and Found, and Customer Relations will be closed.

retail stores: Most major retail stores, such as supermarkets and grocery stores, are open, but shoppers should check online or call ahead for revised hours.

Information on the best fireworks displays in Minnesota can be found here.

Other coverage of July 4th can be found here.

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