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Encouraged by a relatively tranquil Monday night along West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said the state of emergency will continue through Tuesday evening. A decision will be made Wednesday about extending the measure further into the week.

"I'm inclined not to have it last any longer than needed," the county executive said.

Stenger commended the efforts of the county police, along with the contributions from Ferguson and other departments, for minimizing tensions Monday night.

While water bottles and rocks were occasionally launched, confrontations between police and demonstrators were infrequent.

"We maintained order, there was no looting, no shooting and no one was injured," he said.

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Steve Giegerich is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.