UPDATE on Mankato/North Mankato Curfew

By |2020-05-30T18:17:13-05:00May 30th, 2020|

Mankato-At 3 p.m., Friday, May 29 an organized rally and demonstration began on the Veterans Memorial Bridge, which was closed to vehicular traffic, and the group eventually made their way to Washington Park, 215 North Fifth Street. There were approximately 1,000 people in attendance. Another group of demonstrators gathered in Riverfront Park, 309 West Rock Street, around 4:30 p.m., and members from both groups (about 500 to 600 people) made their way to the Public Safety Center, 710 South Front Street. Throughout the day most demonstrators peacefully made their through downtown areas and main roadways in Mankato. Roads including Front Street, [...]

Mankato/North Mankato In Curfew Starting at 8

By |2020-05-30T14:38:41-05:00May 30th, 2020|

It goes from 8 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.  No unnecessary travel allowed. You can leave for work or medical. City officials say they are working with the county attorney's office on possible repercussions should you break curfew.

MN Deaths Surpass 1,000 From COVID 19

By |2020-05-30T12:40:17-05:00May 30th, 2020|

Daily Update: Because all data is preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths. 24,190 Total positive cases (cumulative) 660 Newly reported cases 30 Newly reported deaths Newly reported cases detail County Number of newly reported cases Aitkin 1 Anoka 40 Becker 3 Blue Earth 2 Brown 1 Carver 7 Chisago 1 Clay 3 Cottonwood 1 Crow Wing 4 Dakota 33 Dodge 2 Douglas 1 Faribault 3 Freeborn 7 Goodhue 4 Hennepin 245 Hubbard 1 Kandiyohi 5 Lyon 6 McLeod 1 Meeker 1 [...]

Walz authorizing full mobilization of Minnesota National Guard

By |2020-05-30T09:55:15-05:00May 30th, 2020|

Governor Tim Walz is authorizing the full mobilization of the Minnesota National Guard, something that hasn’t been done since World War II. This comes after another night of destructive rioting throughout the Twin Cities: "By this afternoon our hope is to.. .to exponentially have that force out there to use all of the resources in our state and our partnerships with sister cities and counties to help us." National Guard Major General Jon A. Jensen says they are also requesting national-level resources. Governor Tim Walz says the situation in Minneapolis is no longer in any way about the murder of George [...]

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes

By |2020-05-30T09:52:51-05:00May 30th, 2020|

ATLANTA (AP) — Protesters burned businesses in Minneapolis. They smashed police cars and windows in Atlanta, broke into police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and chanted curses at President Donald Trump outside the White House. Thousands also demonstrated peacefully, demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck. As anger over Floyd’s killing spread to cities nationwide, local leaders increasingly said they could need help from National Guardsmen or even military police to contain the unrest. Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency early Saturday to activate the state National Guard [...]

Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

By |2020-05-30T09:50:41-05:00May 30th, 2020|

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests. That's according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders who did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations. Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four [...]

Crowds protest Floyd killing and Trump outside White House

By |2020-05-30T09:49:36-05:00May 30th, 2020|

WASHINGTON (AP) — Crowds have gathered around the White House to protest the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis — and President Donald Trump’s response. Protesters threw bottles and other objects at officers wearing riot gear behind barricades around the White House. Pepper spray was deployed in an effort to disperse the crowd, and police and protesters wrestled over the barricades. The crowd of hundreds chanted “No justice, no peace” and “Say his name: George Floyd.” On Thursday, as violence broke out in Minneapolis, Trump tweeted, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

Protests over George Floyd death overwhelm authorities again

By |2020-05-30T09:47:53-05:00May 30th, 2020|

Fires burned unchecked and thousands protesting the police killing of George Floyd ignored a curfew as unrest overwhelmed authorities for another night in Minneapolis. The governor acknowledged Saturday that he didn’t have enough manpower to contain the chaos. The new round of tumult has also spread to other cities. It came despite Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz vowing Friday to show a more forceful response than city leaders had. But by Saturday, Walz said he didn’t have enough troops, even with some 500 National Guardsmen. The Pentagon ordered the Army to put military police units on alert to head to the city [...]

Governor Walz Says The State Now in Control of the Situation in the Twin Cities

By |2020-05-29T16:40:08-05:00May 29th, 2020|

Governor Tim Walz says with the state now in control of directing National Guard activity, law enforcement response to any unrest will be clear and obvious should it be needed tonight. "You will not see that tonight, there will be no lack of leadership and there will be no lack of response on the table," said Walz. Walz acknowledged problems with the response to Thursday's violence. "An armed presence on the ground in the midst of where we just had a police killing is seen as a catalyst. My point to that was, is, we don't need a catalyst, it's already [...]

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With 3rd Degree Murder

By |2020-05-29T15:49:47-05:00May 29th, 2020|

Charges for former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. "He has been charged with 3rd-degree murder, we are in process of continuing to review the evidence, there may be subsequent charges later," said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says the investigation moved with extraordinary speed, but they can only bring charges when they have all the proper evidence to do so. "I am not insensitive to whats happened in the streets. My job is to do it only when we have sufficient evidence. We have it today," said Freeman. Freeman says the investigation into the other [...]