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Governor Tim Walz Activates Minnesota National Guard to Combat Flooding


April 11, 2020

Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-30, which activates the Minnesota National Guard to assist in areas of Minnesota that face a high risk of spring flooding.

 “While COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for our state, it is not the only emergency our first responders are preparing for,” said Governor Walz. “Our National Guard remains ready to support our communities’ health, safety and public infrastructure.”

 Large areas of Minnesota have been under significant threat of flooding during the 2020 spring snowmelt. Multiple counties have declared local emergencie...

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