The Minnesota legislature has passed and sent to the Governor a bill for emergency aid in Northeastern Minnesota, including Duluth. The freak summer storm blew out roads and bridges, and buried hundreds of Duluth homes in flood water.
The Minnesota House has approved a $167.5 million flood package designed to rebuild washed-out roads, repair flooded businesses and damaged houses and restore damaged parks after severe floods.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday called a special session for Friday so the Legislature can vote on a $167.5 million relief package for Duluth and other Minnesota communities ravaged by summer floods and other storm damage.
Details of a negotiated flood relief package for northern Minnesota remain elusive for legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton.
Two key lawmakers say a special session to provide flood relief to northeastern and central Minnesota is on track for next week.
Gov. Mark Dayton meets Friday with Republican and Democratic legislative leaders to negotiate an agreement on a special session focused on flood relief.
Lawmakers are preparing for a special session focused on the state’s response to severe flooding in Duluth and other communities.
Federal transportation officials are sending $3 million in emergency funding to Minnesota to help repair flood-damaged roads in the northeast.
Top Minnesota lawmakers say they are putting aside politics to deal with severe flooding in northern Minnesota.
People dealing with damage from the Northland flooding are starting to get a sense for the amount of work and money it will take to recover.
Minnesota’s tax collectors are waiving their deadlines for northeastern Minnesota businesses affected by flooding.
A House bonding committee is taking up a $28 million proposal for flood-relief projects from Austin to Roseau.
After meeting with legislative leaders this morning, Governor Pawlenty announced plans for a special session to provide flood relief for southern Minnesota.