Twin Cities under curfew following unrest

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Early Thursday morning, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced a curfew effective 8 pm on August 27, through 6 am tomorrow, August 28 following civil unrest in downtown Minneapolis and elsewhere on Wednesday night.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter issued a city curfew from 8 pm to 6 am on Friday for all public places.

The curfew includes exemptions for members of the press, law enforcement, emergency responders, and those traveling to and from work.

 Governor Tim Walz is set to hold a press conference at 6 pm on Thursday to provide an update on the state’s response to protests and public safety concerns in Minneapolis. You can watch watching the briefing on the governor’s YouTube Live page here.