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35 counties in state of emergency because of storms, flooding

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Governor Mark Dayton today declared a State of Emergency in 35 Minnesota counties, including Todd, Otter Tail and Grant,  following recent storms and flooding.


The executive order makes a wide range of state resources available and engages state agencies in response efforts.

The governor is also directing the Minnesota National Guard to send 100 soldiers to Koochiching County to help in storm affected areas. 

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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