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Mayor to propose curfew after people cross from Minn.-Wis. border to go to bars, restaurants

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Posted at 9:50 AM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 11:53:00-05

HUDSON — The Hudson, Wis. mayor said he plans to propose a curfew in the city Monday during a city meeting after an increase in Minnesota residents crossed the border to take advantage of bars and restaurants being open in the Badger state.

Minnesota currently has several restrictions in place in the hopes to drive down the COVID-19 spread.

All restaurants and bars are currently closed to dine-in service, as well as gyms.

Since this news, an increasing number of Minnesota residents have crossed the border to visit Wisconsin's, specifically Hudson's open bars and restaurants, officials say.

The Mayor of Hudson, Rich O'Connor, told KARE-TV he's concerned for people's safety and plans to propose a city curfew during the city council meeting Monday night.

The meeting is set to for 7 p.m. It is not yet clear if it will impose a citywide curfew or only issue one for bars and restaurants.

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