What’s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Minnesota

(ABC 6 News) – Monday, Jan. 16 marks the federal holiday that honors the life and contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The civil rights leader was born on January 15, 1929. He would be 94 years old this year. The federal holiday was established in 1986.

Below is a compilation of what is open and closed during the day of remembrance.

  • Most government buildings are closed Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes state and city offices, driver’s license centers, DMVs, libraries, post offices and courthouses.
  • Mail will not be delivered or collected Monday by the US postal service, but package delivery companies such as FedEx and UPS are continuing service as normal.
  • Public schools and universities will not hold classes Monday in recognition of the holiday.
  • Banks are also closed nationwide, as well as the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Meanwhile, national parks are offering admission free of charge on MLK day.
  • Most retail stores are open with regularly scheduled hours. However, customers should check ahead of time by calling ahead or searching for information online.
  • Rochester Public Transit (RPT) will follow regularly scheduled routes.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “We Have a Dream” celebration will take place on Monday, Jan. 16 at Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester.

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Riverland Community College in Albert Lea will also host a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday, Jan. 16 at 5:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. Live music with free pizza and cider will be served.