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What's Open and Closed on Presidents Day 2013?

Here's a comprehensive list of what businesses and services will and will not be available Monday.

Originally established in 1885 in recognition ofPresident George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government," according to History.com. "Traditionally celebrated on Feb. 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.

"While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present."

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 Presidents Day.

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.

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