Minnesota National Guard to Assist Law Enforcement During Super Bowl

December 05, 2017 10:45 PM

With millions expected to visit Twin Cities over the Super Bowl weekend, the Minnesota National Guard will assist local law enforcement.

The decision was announced Tuesday in a letter sent to Gov. Mark Dayton by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Mayor-Elect Jacob Frey.


According to the letter, members of the National Guard will focus on traffic control, pedestrian safety and security for major events.

While the National Guard will participate in security, the Minneapolis Police Department is the lead law enforcement agency.

According to the letter, the National Guard has assisted law enforcement during nearly every Super Bowl since 2003.




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