Dakota County has been notified it will be part of a regional overnight curfew Monday, April 12 ordered by Gov. Tim Walz. The curfew includes all of Dakota County and will be in effect 7 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The curfew for Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota and Anoka counties follows civil unrest Sunday night in response to the police shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center.
Essential workers and other authorized personnel are exempt from the curfew. Individuals seeking emergency care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, experiencing homelessness, and traveling to and from work or religious services are also exempt.