Security at the Minnesota Capitol will be getting a closer look in the wake of the recent attempted congressional assassination in Tucson, Ariz.
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders agreed Tuesday they would revive a long-dormant Capitol security oversight committee to recommend any needed changes before the end of the legislative session.
Minnesota's Capitol has long been an open place, where the public can come and go at will, rather than a locked-down building with limited access.
State officials said they want to maintain access to the "people's building," but would not prejudge possible security changes.
Asked specifically about requiring visitors to go through metal detectors, frequently used at other state capitols, Dayton said he would not presume whether they should be used in Minnesota.
"Nothing was ruled out and nothing was agreed upon," Dayton said.
The oversight committee will begin meeting next week.
RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER