Polk and Surrounding Counties In Governor's State Of Emergency

Severe weather in Minnesota during the last month has resulted in Governor Mark Dayton on Monday declaring a State of Emergency for 36 impacted counties. 


Polk County Sheriff Barb Erdman joined us on Food For Thought last week and talked about the June 28th and 29th storms that hit the county.


Sheriff Erdman also talked about how power outages can affect those with health issues.


The counties in Dayton's emergency declaration include: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater, Kittson, Mahnomen, Polk, Red Lake, St. Louis, and the Red Lake Nation. 


All 36 counties in the state of emergency declaration will now receive assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and Division of Homeland Security Emergency Management.