Gov. Pawlenty to visit flooded areas in southern Minnesota

After declaring a state of emergency because of the flooding in parts of southern Minnesota, Gov. Tim Pawlenty plans to head out today to visit some of the affected areas.

The tenative schedule calls for the governor to be in Truman at noon, Pine Island at 2 p.m. and Owatonna at 3:30 p.m.

More than 10 inches of rain hit parts of the state, washing out roads, filling basements and causing school closings and late starts.

Many roads remained closed this morning, including Hwy. 52, northbound, near Pine Island, and I-35 in both directions near Owatonna.

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