(St. Paul, MN)  —  Governor Tim Walz says 22 Minnesota firefighters are heading for Louisiana to help with the cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.  The firefighters will provide fire protection while they’re in Louisiana in order to give local firefighters time to rest and to take care of their own damaged homes.  Walz says he authorized sending the team for the 18-day mission through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact.