Minn. gov. pledges help with ND flooding

Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed an emergency executive order to help North Dakota in its flood fight.

Dayton signed the order Tuesday. It authorizes the Minnesota adjutant general to order to active duty any military personnel or equipment needed to help battle floods in central and western North Dakota.

North Dakota requested Minnesota's help. A spokeswoman for the Minnesota National Guard says currently, the Minnesota Guard is not providing any soldiers to North Dakota.