Don't imbibe and drive, that's the message from the State Patrol, which says law enforcement will be out looking for motorists who have had too much to drink.

Rather than risk a ticket, taking the bus or train might be the best way to go. Rides on Metro Transit buses and trains (except Northstar), the Metro Red Line and on routes operated by the Metropolitan Council, Minnesota Valley Transit Authority, SouthWest Transit and Anoka County Traveler will be free for revelers after 6 p.m. 

You'll have to get yourself to downtown St. Paul to take in the city's big parade. It starts at noon and travels down 5th Street from Wacouta to Washington Streets, and then circles Rice Park. Look for street closures along the route and around Rice Park from mid-morning until mid afternoon.

Over in Minneapolis, the parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on Nicollet Mall, running from 12th Street to 5th Street. Look for traffic delays if your route crosses Nicollet.

Of course festivities in both cities will begin bright and early and carry on well into the night. For those needing a ride home, Miller Light is offering the free rides until 3 a.m., including on 29 routes that have service after midnight.  Here is a list of routes:

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