Target stores close due to precautionary measures

Olivia Cohen, Editor-in-Chief

Due to protests in Minnesota turning violent throughout the Twin Cities, the corporate headquarters of Target have decided to temporarily close their doors. 

The decision was sparked by a series of “flash looting” occurrences in certain Target retail stores in Minneapolis and will take effect until further notice. 

The Target corporation made the announcement on May 28, 2020, through their website. 

“We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community. At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores until further notice,” stated Target. “Our focus will remain on our team members’ safety and helping our community heal.” 

The store locations that will experience closures include: 


North St. Paul 

West St. Paul 

East St. Paul 

St. Paul Highland Park 

St. Paul Midway 

Minneapolis Northeast 

Minneapolis Nicollet Mall 

Minneapolis Lake Street 

Minneapolis Dinkytown 

Minneapolis Uptown 



Brooklyn Park


St. Louis Park 


Eden Prairie 






Apple Valley 

Apple Valley South 

Vadnais Heights 


Coon Rapids 

Maple Grove North 


Updates on the city of Minneapolis, the Floyd case and effects of Coronavirus related issues to follow.