Obama Declares Disaster In Flooded Minn. Counties President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 of the state's 87 counties, costing Minnesota an estimated $55 million for flood response and repairs.
Minnesota Has First 2013 Case Of West Nile VirusState health officials say a Murray County man has Minnesota's first case of the West Nile virus this year. The man got sick with West Nile fever earlier this month and is recovering. The Minnesota Department of Health says West Nile virus is a potentially life-threatening disease.
Obama Declares Storm Disaster After Ice StormPresident Barack Obama has declared a major federal disaster for five southwestern Minnesota counties hit by an April ice storm.
Nobles Co. To Be Out Of Power For Extended PeriodPower company officials say Murray County area residents should have energy restored Sunday, but it's still unclear when Nobles County will be restored.