24 Target stores in the Twin Cities close 'until further notice' amid unrest

The move was made to protect employees in the wake of protests and looting.
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Target on Lake Street was looted and signifcantly damaged during a riot. 

Target has closed 24 stores throughout the Twin Cities metro area early Thursday as a precaution to riots and looting that have impacted Target stores in multiple metro area locations. 

"At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores until further notice. Our focus will remain on our team members’ safety and helping our community heal," a statement from Target said. 

Stores that are now closed include:

"We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community," the statement said. 

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