Walz extends Twin Cities curfew for 2 more nights

Updated: June 03, 2020 07:32 PM
Created: June 03, 2020 09:13 AM

Gov. Tim Walz is extending the temporary nighttime curfew for Minneapolis and St. Paul for two more nights.

The curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. through Friday morning amid civil unrest after George Floyd's death.


"Minnesotans need more than ever to lean on their neighbors, show up for their communities, and add their voice to this urgent conversation on addressing our systemic problems," Walz said in a statement. "Yet they've made those sacrifices to stay home through the curfew to help keep our neighborhoods safe. We're incredibly grateful that Minnesotans are working with us so we can focus our conversation and energy on justice for George Floyd."

During the curfew, no travel is allowed on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul or in 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.

Those who don't comply may be arrested.

The National Guard remains activated and in place, according to state officials.

Some other cities have also extended their curfew:

St. Louis Park

St. Louis Park has extended their temporary curfew from 10 p.m. Wednesday night through 4 a.m. Thursday morning and from 10 p.m. Thursday night to 4 a.m. Friday morning.

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