Today, Governor Mark Dayton issued Emergency Executive Order 12-08 declaring a peacetime emergency in Carlton and St. Louis Counties. The emergency situation arose following severe thunderstorms and rainfall amounts in excess of seven inches in Carlton and St. Louis Counties. This heavy and persistent rainfall caused major damage to Trunk Highway 210. The Emergency Executive Order authorizes the Minnesota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with appropriate federal agencies, to provide the assistance necessary to respond to and recover from the emergency.
Emergency Executive Order 12-08 is attached.