[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today activated the Minnesota National Guard to assist local law enforcement in public safety efforts in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.

“Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of Minnesotans, we have asked the Minnesota National Guard to prepare to assist in keeping the peace,” said Governor Walz.

The mobilization follows a request made by the City of Minneapolis in light of recent public safety concerns regarding Derek Chauvin posting bond. The Minnesota National Guard is currently mobilizing 100 National Guard soldiers as well as providing equipment and facilities needed to support public safety services.

Additionally, the Minnesota State Patrol has mobilized 100 state troopers and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has mobilized 75 conservation officers to aide local law enforcement.

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