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Minnesota National Guard activated to assist in storm damage

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

The Minnesota National Guard has been activated to assist in three Minnesota counties following Thursday's tornado and severe storm damage.

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The state is assisting local authorities in Wadena, Freeborn and Steele counties.

A total of 74 soldiers have been activated and will be providing security and operating traffic checkpoints.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has also been assisting in the storm response.

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