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Curfew EXTENDED AND in place overnight Wednesday and Thursday;

stay in your home

Posted on June 3, 2020      Author City of Minneapolis

 

A curfew will be in place in all public places within the cities of Minneapolis and

Saint Paul during the following hours:

  • 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, until 4 a.m. on Thursday, June 4.

  • 10 p.m. Thursday, June 4, until 4 a.m. Friday, June 5.

You should be in your home and stay in your home during the curfew hours to protect

everyone’s safety. Do not travel on any public streets, alley, or roadways or any public

place. Travel includes on foot, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile,

public transportation or any other mode of transporting a person from one location to

another. 

Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-69 modifying and extending the

temporary nighttime curfew in the Twin Cities and Mayor Jacob Frey signed 

Emergency Regulation 2020-2-3 in alignment with the executive order.

 

FAQs about the curfew 

Why is there a curfew? 
Violence and unrest in the city continues to pose a threat to the safety and welfare of the residents and businesses in Minneapolis. The curfew is meant to isolate those who have criminal intent from those who do not.  

Who is exempt from the curfew?  
Individuals traveling directly to and from work, seeking exempt care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, or experiencing homelessness, are exempt.  

Additionally, all law enforcement, fire, medical personnel, and members of the news media, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Minneapolis, City of Saint Paul, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol, or Minnesota National Guard, are exempt from the curfew. 

What if I want to patrol or protect my neighborhood and local businesses? 
During this time of unprecedented acts of rioting and damage to property, please stay in your home and abide by the curfew. Connect with your neighbors via cell or text. Please be aware of your surroundings at all times and call 911 if you fear for your safety. 

Tips on securing your home or business: 

  • Please keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Consider taking measures to secure the property, such as removing cash drawers, locking or boarding windows, securing yard waste, recycling bins and propane tanks, and turning on all outdoor lights. 

  • If you choose to stay at your business or property, please avoid confrontations.  

  • Please plan a secondary exit in the event of a confrontation and leave the area. Do not engage with anyone breaking in or threatening you. Once in a location of safety, plan to connect with loved ones. Choosing to stay and defend your business property puts yourself, those you encounter, and the general public in danger. 

  • Calling 911 continues to be the best way to report unlawful activity as it connects directly with dispatchers. 

 

What is the penalty for breaking the curfew?  

A violation of this curfew is a misdemeanor offense and is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 12.45, and MCO Section 1.30.

Are neighboring towns subject to the curfew?   


Nearby cities and counties may also ask their residents to follow a curfew. Check with the local authority for more information. 

Are media outlets exempt from the curfew? 
Yes.  All media are an exception. 

 

City leaders plead for peace, acknowledge deep pain in community following death of George Floyd

 

Mayor Jacob Frey, City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Fire Chief John Fruetel provided an update on the City’s response to fires and damage from last night’s protests at a press conference earlier today.

 

 While acknowledging the tremendous pain and trauma in Minneapolis, City leaders condemned the violence and widespread damage that has occurred in the city following the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis Police in south Minneapolis on May 25.

 

Gov. Tim Walz has also activated the Minnesota National Guard to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of Floyd’s death. Frey has also issued a new declaration of local emergency.

 

“We need to offer radical love and compassion that we all have in us,” Frey said. “I believe in this city and I know that you do to.”

 

Jenkins called for peace and calm in our streets. “As we stand here grieving, yet another loss of black life, I am asking my colleagues, the mayor, and anyone else who is concerned about the state of affairs in our community, to declare a state of emergency declaring racism as a public health issue.” 

 

The City encourages everyone to exercise caution to stay safe while participating in demonstrations, including wearing masks and physical distancing as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The City has made hundreds of masks available to protesters this week. 

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