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Calmer morning in Twin Cities after 2nd night of curfew

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: May 31, 2020 08:48 AM
Created: May 31, 2020 05:21 AM

It was a calmer night Saturday and morning Sunday after the second night of curfew in the Twin Cities.

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The previous few nights had caused destruction in Minneapolis and St. Paul as riots overwhelmed the cities.

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But Saturday night into Sunday, thousands of law enforcement officers patrolled streets and mostly quelled any violence.

Instead of buildings burning and smoke rising above the cities, streets were empty Sunday morning as some order was restored.

VIDEO: Officials say more resources, curfew led to success Saturday night

Overnight, Commissioner for Minnesota Department of Corrections, Paul Schnell, said officials are committed to ensuring order is restored and the community is safe. He credited having a clear mission, far more resources and better public acceptance of the curfew as reasons for why Saturday night's operation was so successful.

Gov. Tim Walz is expected to hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. He is also expected to announce whether curfew orders could be extended and how long the Minnesota National Guard will be deployed to ensure peace and safety remain in the Twin Cities.


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