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The Latest on the Minneapolis Curfew and How You Can Help Our Community

Sunday, May 31, 2020


Amidst the destruction, heartache, anger and sadness, our community has once again showed us hope. I have overwhelmingly heard your calls to examine and change our laws contributing to racial injustice in our police and justice systems and I am committed to working with all you to build a more just system. As I travel around Minneapolis, I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude for all our neighbors who are lending a hand to one another during this crisis. Thank you for all you do. You inspire me.

How to Help

Many people have asked me how they can immediately help our community to begin healing. The Star Tribune had a great article today about how to donate food, supplies and money. You can directly donate to help Lake Street rebuild at

Curfew extended

Thank you for abiding by the curfew and staying home last night. Today, Governor Walz extended the temporary nighttime curfew in Minneapolis and St. Paul beginning tonight at 8 p.m. through Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. to protect the public peace, health, and safety and preserve the lives and property of the people of Minnesota.  You can read the details below:

  1. Nighttime Curfew. A curfew is imposed in all public places within the City of Minneapolis and the City of Saint Paul from 8:00 pm on Sunday, May 31, 2020 until 6:00 am on Monday, June 1, 2020.
  2. Travel Prohibited. During the curfew, all persons must not travel on any public street or in any public place.
  3. Exemptions. All law enforcement, fire, medical personnel, and members of the news media, as well as other personnel authorized by the City of Minneapolis, City of Saint Paul, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol, or Minnesota National Guard, are exempt from the curfew. Individuals traveling directly to and from work, seeking emergency care, fleeing dangerous circumstances, or experiencing homelessness are also exempt.
  4. Definitions. a. For the purposes of this Executive Order, “travel” includes, without limitation, travel on foot, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, motorcycle, automobile, public transit, or any other mode of transporting a person from one location to another. b. For the purposes of this Executive Order, a “public place” is any place, whether on privately or publicly owned property, accessible to the general public, including but not limited to public streets and roads, alleys, highways, driveways, sidewalks, parks, vacant lots, and unsupervised property.
  5.  Enforcement. I urge all Minnesotans to voluntarily comply with this Executive Order. Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 12.45, an individual who willfully violates this Executive Order is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days.




Town Hall on Violence Prevention

On Saturday, Rep. Carlos Mariani, chair of the House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Division, held a Virtual Town Hall Meeting to discuss solutions in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Rep. Mariani was joined by Rep. Rena Moran and leaders of community organizations to share perspectives, answer questions about the killing, and discuss the next steps for the Legislature to address this crisis.

Letter to the Attorney General

On Friday, the Minneapolis Delegation of the Minnesota House of Representatives sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz, asking that the prosecution into the murder of George Floyd be turned over to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Currently, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is handling the case.

How to Help

Many people have asked me how they can immediately help our community to begin healing. The Star Tribune had a great article today about how to donate food, supplies and money.

COVID Safety Reminder

With all the intensity of the last few days, it may be easier to forget we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases continue to rise in Minnesota and if you are out in the community, please continue to wear a mask and keep your social distance. We don’t want another tragedy to amplify our already difficult situation. Thank you for continuing to keep each other safe.


You can contact me at or (651) 296-4219. Be sure to “like” my official state representative Facebook page for more updates.

Thank you for the privilege of serving District 60A in the legislature.



Sydney Jordan

State Representative