GOVERNOR TIM WALZ TRAVELS TO MEET WITH LEADERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS IN WESTERN MINNESOTA AFTER LAST WEEK’S SEVERE STROMS

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Governor Tim Walz will travel to western Minnesota to meet with local leaders and first responders and survey damage caused by severe storms throughout western and west-central Minnesota late last week.

This week, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 22-12, authorizing temporary regulatory relief for motor carriers and drivers supporting the transportation of livestock and livestock feed following widespread storm damage across the state. Heavy rain and wind gusts caused significant damage to roads and bridges, causing farmers and drivers transporting livestock and feed to take longer, more circuitous routes to their destinations.