Neighbors Help Take Care Of Deployed National Guard Soldiers' Homes During UnrestWhen he joined the National Guard eight years ago, John Parsons always expected to be called to duty for a tornado or a flood. He never expected to get the call for civil unrest in Minneapolis.
Rep. Ilhan Omar Announces 4 Bills Addressing Police, Governmental Response After George Floyd's DeathIn response to the death of George Floyd, Rep. Ilhan Omar announced four bills designed to address police accountability, governmental response, and economic relief for impacted communities.
In Tweet Praising 'Overwhelming Force,' Trump Credits Himself For Relative Calm In MinneapolisThe relative calm in Minneapolis on Tuesday morning didn’t escape President Donald Trump.
Nat'l Guard Discusses Scaling Back Presence In MinnesotaThe National Guard wants to make it clear they are not leaving altogether - just supporting personnel will be leaving.
Minnesota National Guard: FBI Warns Of 'Credible Threat' Against Soldiers And AirmenMaj. Gen. Jon Jenson, adjutant general of the Guard, said that he has advised Gov. Tim Walz to allow soldiers and airmen to be armed.
'Most Complex Public Safety Operation In The History Of Our State': Walz Deployed 5,025 National Guard Soldiers Saturday Night"I want to thank everyone who participated in our ability to restore trust in our streets," Gov. Walz said at a Sunday morning press conference. He said he appreciated the actions of the community, those who stayed home, the national guard, and first responders.
‘Light ‘Em Up!’: Video Appears To Show Law Enforcement Shooting Paint Rounds At Mpls. Residents On Their PorchA video posted to Twitter Saturday night is going viral after apparently showing law enforcement in Minneapolis shooting paint rounds at residents on their porch after curfew went into effect.
'We Are In A Position Of Strength Tonight': Minnesota National Guard Aggressively Clears Streets; Neighbors Defend Minneapolis BusinessesNever before has the Minnesota National Guard been fully mobilized to respond to a crisis in the state, but that is what happened Saturday night, with an unprecedented show of force that aggressively cleared the streets following three nights of unrest since the death of George Floyd.
Rumors Refuted: Minn. Nat'l Guard Has No Plan To Disable Cell Phone Service To Twin CitiesThe Minnesota National Guard says it has no plans to disable or disrupt cell phone service in the Twin Cities Saturday after reports of rumors suggesting otherwise.
Minneapolis Gears Up For 4th Night Of George Floyd ProtestsOne night after Minneapolis Police's 3rd Precinct building was overtaken and burned down during protests over the death of George Floyd, demonstrators are starting to gather at the 5th Precinct building late Friday night.
Gov. Tim Walz Activates National Guard In Response To George Floyd ProtestsProtests in South Minneapolis turned violent and destructive Wednesday night near the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct.
Thousands Turn Out For Minnesota National Guard's Free COVID-19 TestingThere was another long line outside the National Guard Armory in northeast Minneapolis Sunday.
National Guard Offering Free COVID-19 Testing At 6 Armories Statewide – No Symptoms NeededThe National Guard is making this really convenient for people. All you need to do is show up to get tested, no proof of ID or health insurance and no symptoms are needed to get a test.
Minnesota To Offer Free COVID-19 Testing At 6 Armory Locations Across The State This WeekendMinnesotans who need or want to be tested for COVID-19 will have access to free testing this Memorial Day weekend at six National Guard Armory locations across the state.
COVID-19 Testing Bungled At St. Paul Nursing HomeA state health official allowed oral swabs to be used, which caused pain and bloody noses for some who were tested.