(Learfield News Service/St. Paul, MN) — A state of emergency is being declared over much of Minnesota because of damage from a dangerous snowstorm.
Governor Walz’s declaration yesterday (Thursday) authorized the National Guard to provide emergency aid in struggling areas.
Shelters opened up in many towns in the northwestern part of the state.
Strong winds downed power poles and electrical lines across southern Minnesota, damaging the power grid in 20 counties.
A blizzard warning remains in effect until midmorning today across much of western Minnesota, while a winter storm warning covers a large part of central and southern Minnesota.