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.
A farmer was found dead in rural western Minnesota after being reported missing late last week.
A 50-year-old man from Wheaton, Minn., died Sunday after he broke through the ice on Mud Lake while ice fishing, authorities said.