Minnesota National Guard asked to provide support for inauguration

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as wife Dr. Jill Biden and son Beau Biden look on during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2

The Minnesota National Guard has been asked to provide support for the Presidential Inauguration later this month.

According to Minnesota National Guard Director of Operations Col. Scott Rohweder, the National Guard Bureau asked the Minnesota contingent to assist the inauguration activities.

Rohweder said his group will receive details about the mission later this week.

"The Minnesota National Guard is a planning organization and is constantly preparing for contingency operations, ensuring we’re ready to support when called upon," Rohweder said in a statement.

Monday, the FBI warned that armed protests were planned at all 50 state capitols and in Washington, D.C. in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden.