Officials have upgraded the security fence around the Minnesota State Capitol building, which has been up since last summer’s riots and will likely remain in place through at least the George Floyd officer trials. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington says they want a fence that is structurally better, although it will have the same “footprint” — and does that mean it could become permanent?

“The answer is no…. We think the fence is ugly. We frankly like the environment of having a non-fenced People’s House.”

Harrington says once there are no longer any threats against the Capitol, they hope to see the fence come down as soon as possible.