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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton talks to reporters Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. He announced organizers for a state bid to win the 2018 Super Bowl and talked about issues relating to natural and propane gas shortages. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Governors declare propane emergency as cold covers region

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ST. PAUL -- Two Upper Midwest governors have issued emergency orders to help their residents deal with a propane shortage, with prices at the highest levels ever, while those in the region who depend on the gas for heat face continued bitterly cold temperatures.


Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Monday night declared a propane emergency. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took similar action during the weekend.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.