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Minnesota National Guard heading to Moorhead area in wake of 'credible threats'


Jerry Holt – Star Tribune

The Minnesota National Guard prepare for a protest at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Sunday, May 31.

FARGO - Gov. Tim Walz late Wednesday ordered Minnesota National Guard troops to Moorhead and surrounding communities out of concern that potential unrest over George Floyd's death could spill in from North Dakota, where there has been violence amid protesting that prompted a Guard call-out in that state.

Law enforcement officers in that part of the state "are aware of credible threats of violent activities during demonstrations planned in North Dakota that could impact nearby Minnesota communities," Walz's order said.

These potential threats prompted the request for the National Guard to provide security and assistance in maintaining order, the governor's office said in its announcement.


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