City wide curfews prohibit travel and gathering on streets or public places, starting at 8:00 p.m. Friday night and ending at 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. The curfews come as an attempt to curb violence across Minneapolis and St. Paul. Those found in violation of the curfew face a misdemeanor offense, up to 90 days in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Emergency responders, reporters, people travelling to and from work, seeking medical care, fleeing danger or those who are homeless will be exempted from the curfew.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter implemented curfews in their respective cities, and Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order shortly thereafter. “It’s time to rebuild our community, and that starts with safety in our streets,” Gov. Walz said in a news release.