No Curfew in Northfield, Faribault or Dakota County Tonight
The Cities of Northfield and Faribault announced today they will not extend curfews imposed over the weekend. Dakota County has also lifted a curfew that had been in place.
On Sunday, May 31, Northfield Mayor Rhonda Pownell signed a proclamation declaring a local emergency and curfew starting at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31. The proclamation included the possiblity of the curfew being extended to Monday and/or Tuesday, June 1 and June 2 if it was deemed necessary.
Northfield City Administrator Ben Martig and Chief of Police Monte Nelson reviewed information and decided not to extend the curfew at this time.
It appears the communities believe the threat for property damage is not as great. Northfield City officials stressed they will continue to monitor the situation and always have the option of putting a curfew in place if they believe it's needed.
The City of Faribault also stated no curfew will be in place although by ordinance there is always a curfew for teens under the age of 18.
Faribault City Ordinance prohibits anyone under 18 to be in a public place or on premises of any establishment between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Northfield Police Chief Nelson says, "I want to thank our community members and businesses for following and supporting our efforts to keep our community safe during these tumultuous times. All of us have a part in maintaining public safety."
Northfield, Faribault and Dakota County officials are encouraging people to be their eyes. If you see anything suspicious or observe criminal activity you are asked to call your local law enforcement agency.
According to a post from the Dakota County Sheriffs Office municipalities inside Dakota County can still impose a curfew if it chooses