Minnesota National Guard activated for flood duty
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.
The Minnesota National Guard, under the direction of the Governor, will provide assistance in support of local flood fighting efforts.
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