Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting an elderly man has died due to West Nile virus. According to the health department, the man’s death marks the 16th West Nile-related death in this state since 2002.
A 53-year-old man is dead after a garage fire in western Minnesota.
Authorities were searching well into Labor Day for a boater who went missing on Sunday evening.