The Big Story Blog

Barnum 'completely evacuated'

Posted at 1:58 PM on June 22, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Weather

The town of Barnum, population about 600, has been 'completely evacuated' because of the flooding, the state Homeland Security department says.

The Northland's News Center site writes:

Town officials there say city's water source was not compromised due to flooding and is safe to use.The city is also asking that residents keep their sewer usage to a minimum.

Dumpsters have been ordered and will be placed in the downtown area for clean-up use. The Barnum City Hall office will be moving to the Fire Hall for the time being.

View Larger Map


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.