ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz has extended the temporary nighttime curfew again for the Minneapolis and St. Paul area through Friday morning.
The temporary curfew will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday night and go until 4 a.m Friday morning, June 5.
In a ststement, officials said this is to provide safety for Minnesota residents from individuals engaging in dangerous activities.
The curfew hours indicate that no one is allowed to travel on Minneapolis and Saint Paul streets or public places, except for first responders, members of the media, people going back and forth to work, individuals seeking emergency care or fleeing danger, and people experiencing homelessness.
Mayors and local governments across the state can issue their own curfews as necessary.
St. Paul, MN-- Governor Tim Walz signed an Executive Order on Friday implementing a temporary nighttime curfew.
The curfew is effective from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m Friday and Saturday nights.
According to officials, this will provide safety for Minnesota residents from individuals who have engaged in unlawful and dangerous activity that took place over the last couple of days.
“It’s time to rebuild our community and that starts with safety in our streets,” Governor Walz said in a statement. “Thousands of Minnesotans have expressed their grief and frustration in a peaceful manner. But the unlawful and dangerous actions of others, under the cover of darkness, has caused irreversible pain and damage to our community. This behavior has compromised the safety of bystanders, businesses, lawful demonstrators, and first responders. Now, we come together to restore the peace.”
During the curfew, the order states no one may travel on Minneapolis and Saint Paul streets or public places, except for first responders, members of the media, people going back and forth to work, individuals seeking emergency care, or fleeing danger, and people experiencing homelessness.
Curfews are not limited to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Mayors across the state can issue their own curfews.
Peace officers are scheduled to be present in both cities and arrest those who refuse to comply.