ST. PAUL, Minn. – Governor Tim Walz announced a 7 p.m. curfew for the four counties that comprise the Twin Cities. It was expected that Walz would increase his National Guard on-street presence in the metropolitan area to 1,000 soldiers, including Brooklyn Center. Overnight street protesters in Brooklyn Center were met with police tear gas and rubber bullets. The protests were in response to the police killing of a black man, Daunte Wright, on Sunday. Protesters threw objects and shouted outside the Brooklyn Center police station. The station was not breached. At least one shot was fired. In the governor’s arsenal to enforce the curfew are 2,000 Minnesota National Guard soldiers on standby as part of Operation Safety Net. The operation was organized by the Guard as the Derek Chauvin murder trial was moving toward a conclusion in the death of George Floyd.