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Minnesota National Guard activated for flood duty

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Gov. Tim Pawlenty has activated the Minnesota National Guard for Flood Fight 2010 through his executive order declaring a State of Emergency in 28 Minnesota counties affected by flooding.

More than 280 Minnesota Army National Guard Soldiers from the Moorhead-based 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry have been alerted and are prepared to move to the Red River Valley if requested by local authorities.

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