He was born on Jan. 15, 1929, but his birthday is celebrated on the a Monday so workers will get a three-day holiday.
The day also has been designated as a Day of Service. There are many opportunities to serve in the Twin Cities.
Burlington Coat Factory in St. Louis Park is accepting coat donations through MLK Day.
Banks: Most banks are closed on Monday, but you should check with your particular branch.
Businesses: Some businesses could choose to close Monday. Please call ahead before heading out to shop.
City offices: The city offices will be closed Monday.
Fire: Firefighters will be working Monday.
Garbage: Garbage collection will remain the same during the week of Martin Luther King Jr.
Library: The St. Louis Park Library will be closed Monday.
Mall: Knollwood Mall will be open Monday.
Police: Police officers will be on duty Monday.
Senior Center: The St. Louis Park Senior Program in Lenox Community Center will be closed Monday.
Transportation: Metro Transit will be running on a normal schedule Monday.