Gov. Walz signs Emergency Executive Order for storm affected counties

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 47) – According to a news release Thursday night, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed Emergency Executive Order 19-30, declaring a peacetime state of emergency in the State of Minnesota.

Gov. Walz is ordering the Minnesota National Guard to provide assistance and emergency relief services as needed for stranded motorists across the state.

The release highlighted Freeborn, Marshall, Mower, and Steele Counties as places drivers could encounter dangerous conditions.

The armories in Owatonna and Albert Lea are open to be used as shelters.

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