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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton talks to reporters Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. He announced organizers for a state bid to win the 2018 Super Bowl and talked about issues relating to natural and propane gas shortages. Don Davis | FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Governors declare propane emergency as cold covers region

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ST. PAUL -- Two Upper Midwest governors have issued emergency orders to help their residents deal with a propane shortage, with prices at the highest levels ever, while those in the region who depend on the gas for heat face continued bitterly cold temperatures.

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Monday night declared a propane emergency. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took similar action during the weekend.

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