Mark Dayton

Street in front of Minnesota governor's mansion is reopened

Police in St. Paul on Monday reopened the avenue in front of the Minnesota governor's mansion that had been shut down by protesters since shortly after a suburban officer shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop nearly two weeks ago.

Officers informed protesters at 6 a.m. that they would no longer be allowed to occupy Summit Avenue "because they had created an ongoing public nuisance," police spokesman Steve Linders said. Protesters voluntarily packed up and removed their personal belongings, he said, adding that everything was peaceful and nobody was arrested or cited.

"The protesters were told they were welcome to continue their protest on the...