ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he will appeal the federal government’s denial of disaster aid for homeowners, renters and businesses contending with damage from last month’s deadly Minneapolis tornado.

Dayton said Monday that Minnesota’s top emergency official, Kris Eide, will try to reverse the decision from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA said last week that the state, local governments and volunteer groups together had the capacity to address tornado damage for individuals.

Federal assistance is coming to help repair more than $16 million in damage to public infrastructure after President Barack Obama declared a disaster.

The tornado hit north Minneapolis May 22, killing one and destroying more than 100 homes. A second person died in the aftermath.

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Comments (4)
  1. haha says:

    Dayton please just go away.
    I am tired of the free hand outs!
    The 2nd person who died, was doing clean up… it wasn’t from the storm.

  2. Jake says:

    Maybe he could trot out his old stand-by claim that he will forego his salary as long as he gets elected . . . I mean . . . he gets his budget demands . . . I mean . . . we get the federal funds.

  3. The other JAKE says:

    haha, I know a relative of the guy who died while cutting up the trees in that area.
    From what I know, he was as nice of a person as you would ever want to know.
    Joplin, MO got hit much harder, they will get aid, even though obama doesn’t ‘like’ them, due to their political leanings. The residents of N. Mpls should have had INSURANCE, but it’s like the 1/2 million who drive here without auto insurance. Screw paying it, until you get ‘hit’, then ask the gov’t (i.e. the TAXPAYER) to cover your loss, or you will riot or start a rampaging wildfire.

  4. Jake says:

    This was NOTHING compared to Joplin, MO, that’s where the federal aid should go, even though obamo is reluctant to grant it. I’ve heard enough of the volunteers who went into N. Mpls, and saw able-bodied people sitting on the porch, laughing all the way. That’s WHY I stopped volunteering a long time ago. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…..

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