The State Capitol reopens to the public today after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic and civil unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Administration Curt Yoakum says the building is meant to be filled…

“One of the greatest opportunities in public service was to work on the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol and that was one of the key elements of that restoration project, was to make sure that it really was the people’s House and to restore as much public space to the building, to the public as possible.”

As of now, the building will be open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, with extended hours to accommodate lawmakers in floor sessions and hearings.