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Pawlenty orders state of emergency due to flood conditions

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ST. PAUL - A state of emergency due to flood conditions or ordered late Friday for seven northwest Minnesota counties by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

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Pawlenty signed an executive order, which activates the Minnesota National Guard, for Wilkin, Clay, Marshall, Polk, Norman, Kittson and Traverse counties due to rapidly warming temperatures, significant rainfall and other factors that create the potential for serious flooding.

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