The scene was the same as the previous night outside the Brooklyn Center police station, where security fences and other barricades have been in place since Monday in the aftermath of the shooting of Daunte Wright.
Planes carrying members of the Minnesota National Guard members have been flying this weekend to Washington D.C. as part of a massive deployment of troops to the nation's capitol in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
Governor Tim Walz and the Mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul specifically thanked the citizen-soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard for their involvement in the restoration of the peace that occurred overnight in the Twin Cities.
Governor Tim Walz this afternoon signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard to assist authorities in the Twin Cities to maintain the peace in the wake of last night’s rioting in south Minneapolis.
Major General Jon A. Jensen has been named the 31st adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, a position vacated when Maj. Gen. Richard Nash announced his retirement.
Governor Mark Dayton appointed Jensen to serve a seven-year term beginning in October...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for a service honoring former Army Gen. John Vessey, a Minnesota native who became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Ronald Reagan.