George Floyd

Minneapolis Wakes Up to Clean-up after Night of Riots

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – As the curfew lifted at 6 a.m. Saturday in Minneapolis, many residents awoke to more destruction as crowds continued to riot following the death of George Floyd. The Minnesota National Guard activated 1,000 more service members in response to the violence, and the Department of Public Safety said shots were fired at law enforcement officers as units moved into control crowds that have…

Governor Walz, National Guard Take Control of Handling Protests

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – Gov. Tim Walz, with the assistance of the State Patrol and the National Guard, is taking control of the handling of protests in the Twin Cities. The National Guard began their operations just after midnight Friday to begin securing the state capitol and escorting fire trucks and protecting firefighters trying to put out burning buildings across…

Officer Who Knelt on George Floyd is in Custody

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minneapolis officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said state investigators arrested Derek Chauvin. The arrest comes after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz to address Minnesota’s response to protests over George Floyd’s death at 10:30 a.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Friday to address the state’s response to the protests over George Floyd’s death. Walz will also discuss public safety concerns that occurred in the Twin Cities Thursday evening. Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington will join Walz at the press conference. KVRR will have a…

Rioters set Minneapolis police precinct on fire as protests reignite over George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis 3rd Precinct burns. May, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–Mayor Jacob Frey said he made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building on fire Thursday night as protests continued to boil over in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd. Police said officers were able to safely evacuate as rioters breached the perimeter…

Hundreds plan to march for George Floyd in Fargo on Saturday

Protestors will be showing solidarity with Minneapolis and seeking justice for George Floyd

FARGO, N.D. — As protests across the country are sparked and those in the Twin Cities continue, people in Fargo are planning to make their voices heard. This upcoming Saturday is when a peaceful protest is set for those in the area to “pay respect to George’s family and countless other black lives that have been taken by the hands…

Gov. Walz activates Minnesota National Guard amid protests over George Floyd’s death

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz has signed an Executive Order activating the Minnesota National Guard and declaring a peacetime emergency amid the death of George Floyd. The National Guard has been called on to provide safety to Minnesotans and maintain peace after the protests became dangerous for protesters and first responders. Walz said, “It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the…