It's not quite like Monopoly, but commuters can land free parking in Minneapolis and St. Paul Monday. Meters will not be enforced on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Drivers will have to pay the meters at the University of Minnesota and those under the jurisdiction of the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board.

With a bitterly cold day on tap, Monday would be a good day to stay home and play a round of Monopoly. But those going out will find lighter levels of traffic as many people do have the day off work or school. Roads are in good shape, but black ice is a definite possibility, so beware.

And that's if you can get on the road.  Keep that AAA card handy.

Transit riders will find Metro Transit buses and trains running on a regular weekday schedule. The same is true for SouthWest Transit, Plymouth Metrolink and Maple Grove Transit. 

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority will run a reduced schedule.

This morning, commuters can expect pockets of traffic around the Minneapolis Convention Center as the annual MLK Breakfast will draw a large crowd.  Events at the Ordway Center in St. Paul also will draw extra traffic.

For afternoon commuters, activists plan to meet on the Marshall Street-Lake Street Bridge over the Mississippi River Martin Luther King Day rally. The information was sent out in a news release Friday and posted on Facebook by the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar.

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