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Forum News Service, Published July 04 2013

Dayton declares emergency in response to storms, flooding

ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton has issued an emergency executive order declaring a peacetime emergency in response to severe storms and flash flooding in the state June 20- 26.

Counties included in the declaration are: Aitkin, Benton, Big Stone, Carver, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Hennepin, Houston, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Pine, Pope, Renville, Ramsey, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Wilkin, Winona and Wright.

State agencies shall continue to provide necessary assistance, in cooperation with appropriate federal agencies, to help local units of government recover from this emergency.