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Gov. activates National Guard for blizzard assistance in Renville County

ST. PAUL, MN - Gov. Tim Walz tonight declared a peacetime state of emergency, and ordered the Minnesota National Guard to provide assistance and emergency relief services for stranded motorists in Renville County.

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ST. PAUL, MN – Gov. Tim Walz tonight declared a peacetime state of emergency, and ordered the Minnesota National Guard to provide assistance and emergency relief services for stranded motorists in Renville County.  

Heavy snow and strong winds have stranded motorists in Renville County, according to the announcement, and continued storm conditions are expected to create dangerous conditions for people traveling through the area. The Minnesota National Guard will assist with search and rescue operations and has opened the Olivia Armory as a shelter.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has advised no travel in all of western and southwestern Minnesota due to white-out conditions and roads blocked by vehicles.

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