Governor Dayton Authorizes National Guard for Protection During Super Bowl LII

The City of Minneapolis made the request to ensure that all Minnesotans and over one million expected visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience

 

MINNEAPOLIS — Governor Mark Dayton has signed an executive order authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to protect people during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

Dayton’s Executive Order follows a years-long public safety planning process between local law enforcement agencies and all levels of government.

The City of Minneapolis made the request to ensure that all Minnesotans and over one million expected visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.

The National Guard is authorized to assist from Friday, January 26 through Monday, February 5, the day after the Super Bowl.

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