COVID In Minnesota: National Guard To Assist At Long-Term Care Facilities, Open New Rapid Testing SitesDue to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tim Walz announced a new plan to mobilize the National Guard to assist at local long-term care facilities and open new rapid testing sites across the state.
MN National Guard Member Describes Months-Long Mission At COVID-19 Testing StationIt's been a historic year for the Minnesota National Guard. Gov. Tim Walz called up all members for the first time ever.
Gov. Walz Activates National Guard For Pence VisitMinnesota's governor called in the National Guard on Thursday to help provide security and keep the peace during a visit by Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump to the city where George Floyd's death sparked angry protests that spread around the world.
Pres. Trump: Minneapolis Was Burning For ‘2 Weeks’ Before Nat’l Guard Came InPresident Donald Trump falsely claimed Minneapolis was “burning for two weeks” during the George Floyd unrest until the National Guard came in and “it was over.”
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Calls On National Guard After Police ShootingWisconsin’s governor summoned the National Guard to head off another round of violent protests Monday after the police shooting of a Black man under murky circumstances turned Kenosha into the nation’s latest flashpoint city in a summer of racial unrest.
Gov. Walz, Minneapolis Mayor Give Differing Accounts Of Why National Guard Response To Unrest Was DelayedWith large sections of Minneapolis and St. Paul still in ruins, the charred question lingers: What took so long in those dark days to get the National Guard on the streets?
'Déjà Vu For Me All Over Again': July 19 Marks Anniversary Of 1967 Unrest In North MinneapolisJuly 19 marks the 53-year anniversary of a historic event in north Minneapolis that echoes today’s unrest.
Senate Republicans Question Decisions Leaders Made Early On During Unrest In The Twin CitiesIt was the question asked repeatedly during the first days of the riots: where is the National Guard? When the Guard showed up in force the Saturday after George Floyd's death the violence eased dramatically.
Wisconsin Governor Activates National Guard After ViolenceWisconsin’s governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol and an attack on a state senator.
Lake Street Store Manager Activated Into Duty After His Business Was Looted, BurnedAfter watching the store he managed get looted and burned, he was asked to put on his uniform and help calm the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Historic Number Of Nat'l Guard Soldiers Activated Across U.S. For Protests, COVID-19As of Monday morning, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest throughout the country, this is now the largest National Guard deployment in history.
'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.
Wisconsin Nat'l Guard Troops Mobilized In Support Of Milwaukee Civil AuthoritiesWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Saturday called on the state National Guard to help support law enforcement in Milwaukee following protests over the deaths of George Floyd and a local man that turned violent overnight.
'This Is Not About George's Death': Protesters Defy Minneapolis Curfew Order, Fires Rage During 4th Night Of UnrestProtesters are defying curfew orders in Minneapolis early Saturday morning, and firefighters are trying to put out several business and brush fires throughout the city during the fourth night of unrest after the death of George Floyd.
Mayor Jacob Frey Calls On National Guard Following Violence In South MinneapolisThe Minnesota State Patrol, St. Paul Police, and Metro Transit police officers were also called in overnight to support Minneapolis Police as buildings went up in flames along Lake Street.