Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, and Anoka counties are all under curfew Monday night following the fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.
The four counties are all under curfew from 7 p.m. Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday. The curfew corresponds with an increased presence of law enforcement and National Guard around the Twin Cities, and comes after similar measures were taken during the unrest seen last May following the death of George Floyd.
A peacetime emergency meanwhile has been called in all of the seven-county Twin Cities metro, including Carver, Scott, and Washington counties.
Walz warned that anyone who violates the curfew will be arrested, charged and face consequences for their actions.
"The curfew does include exemptions for credentialed individuals and organizations," said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.
Anyone traveling to and from work is exempt from the curfew. More info about the Minneapolis curfew can be found here.
There were already 500 National Guard soldiers in the Twin Cities as a safety measure for the Derek Chauvin trail in downtown Minneapolis, but more troops have been activated to respond to potential unrest in wake of Wright's death.
Police released body camera footage from the officer who fatally shot Wright on Sunday afternoon, with Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon saying he suspects the officer mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of her Taser, then killed Wright with an "accidental discharge."
The Minnesota Twins were scheduled to host the Boston Red Sox Monday at 1:10 p.m., but that game was postponed, with the team saying the decision was made "out of respect for the tragic events" that happened in Brooklyn Center.
Monday night's Timberwolves-Nets game has also been postponed, as has the Minnesota Wild versus St. Louis Blues game. The Wild game has been rescheduled for May 12.