There’s stepped-up security at the State Capitol and other locations around Minnesota on this Inauguration Day (Wed). State Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington:

“We stand today ready to protect the Constitution and the law of the land that says that we have had, and will continue to have, a peaceful transition of power.”

Harrington says law enforcement will not only protect the State Capitol but also the people’s elected representatives, whether they’re in Saint Paul or in their home districts.

Harrington:

“We stand ready to protect the people’s house (the State Capitol) here in Minnesota. We stand ready to protect the people’s elected representatives, whether they are at the Capitol or in their home districts.”

Harrington says all law enforcement agencies in Minnesota…

…”support the right for those folks that want to exercise their First Amendment rights, but that we also take our responsibility and our commitment to protect life, to protect liberty, and to keep the peace just as seriously.”