Flood Relief

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Dayton Signs $17M Flood, Disaster Relief Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill to help rebuild Minnesota roads and restore lands hit by flooding last June. Dayton signed the bill Tuesday. The bill provides $17.3 million in state aid, including $11.8 million for flood and disaster relief.


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Dayton Urges Swift Action On Flood-Aid Package

Gov. Mark Dayton says his administration needs Minnesota legislators to quickly approve a relief package for recovery costs related to last summer’s severe flooding.


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Some Lawmakers Upset At Swift Passing Of Flood Aid Bill

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.


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Minn. House Approves $167.5M Flood Aid Package

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.


Duluth Flooding Damage

Deal Reached For $167 Million In Flood Relief

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.


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Flood Deal Still Out Of Reach For State Lawmakers

Details of a negotiated flood relief package for northern Minnesota remain elusive for legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton.


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Lawmakers Look Toward Aug. 24 Special Session

Two key lawmakers say a special session to provide flood relief to northeastern and central Minnesota is on track for next week.


Northland Flooding

Dayton, Lawmakers To Talk Flood Relief On Friday

Gov. Mark Dayton meets Friday with Republican and Democratic legislative leaders to negotiate an agreement on a special session focused on flood relief.


Duluth Flooding Damage

Minn. Lawmakers Prep For Flood Relief Session

Lawmakers are preparing for a special session focused on the state’s response to severe flooding in Duluth and other communities.


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MnDOT Receives Emergency Funds To Repair NE Roads

Federal transportation officials are sending $3 million in emergency funding to Minnesota to help repair flood-damaged roads in the northeast.


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Special Session Planned For August To Help Flood Victims

Top Minnesota lawmakers say they are putting aside politics to deal with severe flooding in northern Minnesota.


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Northland Residents Look To Post-Flood Future

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.


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Minn. Gives Flood Victims A Break On Tax Deadlines

Minnesota’s tax collectors are waiving their deadlines for northeastern Minnesota businesses affected by flooding.


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Minn. Panel Considers Borrowing For Flood Projects

A House bonding committee is taking up a $28 million proposal for flood-relief projects from Austin to Roseau.


Special Session For Flood Relief Planned

After meeting with legislative leaders this morning, Governor Pawlenty announced plans for a special session to provide flood relief for southern Minnesota.