What's Open, Closed on Christmas in St. Michael

Government buildings are closed, gas stations and a few stores are open on Christmas Day.

Here are some businesses and buildings open or closed Christmas Day in St. Michael:

  • St. Michael City Hall: closed
  • St. Michae-Albertville-Hanover Community Library: closed
  • CVS: Store open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., pharmacy closed all day
  • Walgreens: Store open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., pharmacy closed all day
  • Kwik Trip: Open 24 hours


Editor's note: This article has been updated to include Christmas Day in the text. 

JoJo December 26, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Would it have killed ya to use the proper name for this day? We don't celebrate December 25th...we celebrate Christmas, and it's Christmas Day. Please be respectful toward this major holiday.
Liala Helal (Editor) December 26, 2012 at 03:56 PM
This has nothing to do with respect of the day. We simply used the calendar date, as did other Patch sites. People know that Dec. 25 is Christmas. http://maplegrove.patch.com/articles/what-s-open-closed-dec-24-dec-25-in-maple-grove
Al Anderson December 27, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Really Liala? A search review of "What's Open" features by the Patch has shown that the Patch consistently declares the holiday name in the headline and not the date (Valentines day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, etc etc etc). That you would use that lame logic as the pretense for using "Dec 25th" instead of the "C' word says much about the Patch and its' editorial nonsense.
Mike Schoemer (Editor) December 31, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Though the error wasn't egregious in nature, I'll agree the 25th should be referred to as Christmas Day. There is no other holiday within the array of holidays celebrated in December that falls on that day. We regret the error.
Al Anderson December 31, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Mike -- that the exclusion of calling a nationally recognized what it really is -- and that headline logic applied across many versions of the Patch is egegious because you and I both know that it was planned that way by the Patch. Shameful
JoJo December 31, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I'd like to see my post reinstated here...I appreciate Mike Schoemer's note but people deserve to see the whole story since I did not swear and did not break any of the rules. If I see an apology from Liala, I'll take it down or at least post a shorter version myself. It's very concerning to know that these threads can be manipulated by the editors.
JoJo December 31, 2012 at 06:24 PM
By the way, yes I did save it. I copy and save every post due to the concern of over-reactions as I just experienced. Not only was my post taken down that questioned the honesty of the explanation above (I began with "oh puh-leeeeze") but my account was immediately suspended. It was as though I had committed a capital offense. Aren't we supposed to be able to argue with the editors? Surely editors are supposed to have thick skin.


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