Minneapolis Courses Closed By 2014 Flooding Have Golfers FrustratedIt's been nearly 14 months since two city-run courses took a major hit from the weather. As we found out Wednesday, things aren't much different than they were last year.
Summer Storm Douses Western Wisconsin, MinnesotaPersistent rains are bringing flood warnings for some western Wisconsin counties. Chippewa, Dunn and northern Eau Claire counties are all under flood watches this morning after 2 to 4 inches of rain fell in some areas.
1 Year After Historic Rainfall, Small Minnesota Town Still RecoveringA year after historic rainfall devastated a small Minnesota town, the recovery still isn't complete. And now, the town is losing one of its last remaining businesses. Torrential rains washed away the roads leading into Blakeley Township in Scott County last June.
$17M Flood Aid Package Heads To Dayton For SignatureMinnesota lawmakers have given final approval to a $17 million package of disaster assistance that will help local governments pay remaining bills from June storms that hit the state hard.
Flood Relief Package Gets Senate Backing; Up Next In HouseA flood aid package meant to assist more than half of Minnesota counties hit with severe flooding cleared the Minnesota Senate on Thursday.
Dayton Urges Swift Action On Flood-Aid PackageGov. Mark Dayton says his administration needs Minnesota legislators to quickly approve a relief package for recovery costs related to last summer's severe flooding.
More Minnesota Counties Qualify For Disaster AidThe U.S. Department has designated 18 more Minnesota counties as primary natural disaster areas due to heavy rain, flooding and cold temperatures from May 1 through July 1. The designation makes farmers and ranchers in those counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans if they meet the eligibility requirements.
MN State Trooper Who Pulled Woman From Flooded Car Wins AwardA Minnesota State Trooper's rescue of a mother from floodwaters earned him the honor of being named "National Law Enforcement Officer of the Month" by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Trooper Brian Beuning rescued Julisa Jones from her car near Luverne, Minn., moments before the floodwaters swept it away.
Volunteers Clean Minnehaha Creek After FloodsOrganizers say hundreds of volunteers have collected about three tons of trash during a cleanup of Minnehaha Creek near the Twin Cities following heavy summer floods. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District says volunteers and park workers spent most of Sunday cleaning up and assessing damage along Hiawatha and Nokomisthe lakes and the creek, which branches off the Mississippi River.
Some Area Golf Courses Experience A Challenging SummerThe summer was going just great until June 15 for many golf course owners in the Twin Cities. Then the rain started falling, and it flooded two of the five public courses in the city.
FEMA Rejects Dakota Co. For Disaster Declaration The federal government has denied Minnesota's request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the state about the rejection late Tuesday.
Flooding Impact Still Challenges Scott Co. Town Months after the floods, one of the communities that saw some of the worst damage has a lot of cleanup and repairs to do. Heavy rain washed out major roads, triggered mudslides and flooded homes in the town of Blakeley, which is about an hour southwest of the Twin Cities.