Governor Mark Dayton has issued a retroactive executive order authorizing the use of a National Guard Armory in Olivia in Renville
County as shelter after some stranded motorists had to stay there during Sunday night’s blizzard.
Dayton’s office says the governor verbally authorized the use of National Guard resources on Sunday, but made the official proclamation Tuesday.
The Sunday snowstorm hit Renville County particularly hard, with dozens of stranded travelers forced to spend the night in Olivia due
to several major highway closures in the area.