News: Temporary access changes at Government Center during upcoming Kim Potter trial

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Hennepin County Minnesota


Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-910-9111


Temporary access changes at Government Center during upcoming Kim Potter trial

During the upcoming State vs. Kim Potter trial, there will be temporary changes in how to access the Hennepin County Government Center. The building will remain open to the public.


Temporary changes starting Monday, November 29

  • Government Center parking ramp closed to public parking (open only to contract parkers)
  • Building will have one entrance (North Plaza street level/5th Street) and one exit (South Plaza street level/7th Street)
  • Skyways to and from the Government Center will be closed
  • Tunnel to and from Minneapolis City Hall will be closed
  • A Tower weapon screening area will be closed. All staff and public going into the towers will pass through the C Tower weapon screening, then use C Tower elevators and bridge floors to access the A Tower side.

Hennepin County’s role in the trial is to ensure that the Fourth Judicial District Court can conduct business in a safe and effective manner. To do that, it is necessary to implement temporary access changes at the Government Center.


Service reminders

Hennepin County remains committed to providing services to residents during this time. Many county services continue to be offered online, by phone and in person by appointment.

Visitors to county buildings are required to wear face coverings.


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