The federal government has agreed to provide emergency assistance to seven northwestern Minnesota counties affected by flooding.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced the federal emergency declaration Thursday for Wilkin, Clay, Marshall, Polk, Norman, Kittson and Traverse counties.
The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s efforts will supplement state and local response to the flooding.
Already, 450 Minnesota National Guard members are responding to the flooding in four counties.
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