Pennington County Declares State of Emergency

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The Pennington County Board of Commissioners approved a State of Emergency Resolution at a special session this week.

According to County Auditor / Treasurer Ken Olson, “Whereas the 2019 spring flood event consisting of overland and river flooding has caused roadway damage to several public roadways and public property, impacting the population of Pennington County, and whereas the Pennington County Department of Emergency Management requests the Pennington County Board of Commissioners to declare Pennington County in a State of Emergency for the spring flood event of 2019. Adopted by the Pennington County Board of Commissioners on the 10th day of April 2019”

The resolution was approved Wednesday at the Justice Center in Downtown Thief River Falls.

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