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Juneteenth: What’s open and what’s closed

Jun 19, 2023 08:58AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Juneteenth, Freedom Day. Credit: MGN

From KSTP 5 News Staff - KSTP 5 News - June 19, 2023

The federal Juneteenth holiday is observed Monday, meaning government buildings and some businesses are closed.

Meanwhile, Minnesota is recognizing Juneteenth as a state holiday for the first time.

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” commemorates the day Union troops arrived in Texas with news that enslaved African Americans were free. That day came on June 19, 1865, more than two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

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