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200 MN National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Activated for Flood Duty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 8

~ 200 MN National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Activated for Flood Duty ~

Two-hundred Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have been activated for flood duty in western Minnesota.   

At the direction of Governor Dayton's executive order, the Minnesota National Guard will conduct dike and levee patrols and pump monitoring in the communities of Moorhead, Oakport Township and Georgetown, Minn.   

Soldiers are assembling in Moorhead, Minn. April 7, and will fully begin their assigned missions on Friday morning.   

Media is invited to visit Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen as they perform their duties.  Hours for media availability with the Minnesota National Guard are: 

Friday, April 8, from present to 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 10, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For media availability with the Minnesota National Guard, coordinate directly with Maj. John Donovan, cell 320-492-1878 or via email at jd.donovan@us.army.mil.

For more information, contact public.affairs@mn.ngb.army.mil or call 651-282-4410.

For more information on the Minnesota National Guard, visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org.

Follow the flood response on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/MinnesotaNationalGuard.

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