Although several Target stores throughout Minnesota are temporarily closing because of the protests and riots over the death of George Floyd in the Twin Cities, the Alexandria store is not one of them.
Some media outlets have included information from Target listing 70 stores across the state that were temporarily closed and Alexandria was on the list.
However, the Alexandria Target store remains open with reduced hours this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m, according to management. The store plans to return to regular store hours on Monday, which are from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Protests spilled into the streets of the Metro area after Monday's in-custody death of George Floyd, and a Target store in Minneapolis was among the many businesses that have been looted, vandalized or set on fire in recent days.
"We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community," Target said in a statement. "At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores until further notice. Our focus will remain on our team members’ safety and helping our community heal."
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Friday imposed an overnight curfew in Minneapolis and St. Paul, ordering people off the streets from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Walz said other local jurisdictions could issue their own orders if deemed necessary, though none had been announced in northern Minnesota.
Some retailers, including Walmart, had already eliminated overnight hours in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tom Olsen with Forum News Service contributed to this report.