Thousands Still Without Power Day After Severe StormsThousands are still without power in Minnesota more than a day after severe weather caused damage to power lines and outages across parts of the state.
Brainerd Storms Disrupt Wedding Plans For Minnesota CoupleA Minnesota couple had to scramble to make arrangements after the wedding they had planned at Madden's Resort in Brainerd had to be moved because of Sunday's severe storms.
Gov. Dayton Directs State Disaster Aid To Dakota Co. Although the federal government said no, Dakota County will get disaster aid to help with severe storms and flooding earlier this year. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday directed Minnesota emergency management director Kris Eide (EYE'-dee) to provide state aid to Dakota County under the State Public Disaster Assistance Fund.
Hail Devastates Waverly FarmsSevere storms rolled through parts of the state Wednesday morning. The worst weather hit Wright County with damaging winds and large hail. For farmers there, the storm was devastating. Piles of hail up to a foot deep is an incredible sight to a meteorologist, but it's a sight that farmers in Waverly, Minn. hope to never see, especially at harvest time.
Hennepin, Ramsey Added To Disaster DeclarationHennepin and Ramsey counties have now been added to a presidential disaster declaration for damage from flooding and severe storms this summer. Gov. Mark Dayton's office says adding the two counties means 37 counties and three tribal governments are now eligible to receive federal and state aid to recover from damage to public infrastructure. Dakota County is still assessing its damages.
Minnesota Activates Emergency Operations Center Authorities have activated the State Emergency Operations Center to help communities in southwestern and northern Minnesota respond to damage from recent severe storms. The announcement says it's just a partial activation that requires officials from various agencies to determine whether state resources are needed for the recovery effort. It says no local officials have requested state resources so far.
Mpls. To Sell 500 Discounted Trees To ResidentsThe City of Minneapolis is offering 500 discounted trees to homeowners who lost trees during the severe storm on June 21. According to city officials, $25 trees will be available to order starting on Monday, Sept. 9 at 8 a.m. The sale will last until Sept 20, or earlier if the trees sell out. Six tree species will be available: hackberry, harvest gold linden, heritage oak (English oak and bur oak cross), heritage river birch, Honeycrisp apple and royal star magnolia.
Gov. Dayton Requests Disaster Declaration Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for a major federal disaster declaration for 18 Minnesota counties hit by flash flooding and severe storms in June.
St. Cloud Hit Hard By Overnight Severe StormsOfficials in St. Cloud said Friday they’re assessing damage around the city after overnight severe weather hit the area hard. City officials said Friday so far no injuries or fatalities have been reported. Officials said there are several trees down throughout the city.
Severe Storms Dapple South, Central MinnesotaJust as fast as it came to town, Saturday’s severe weather was gone. Before it left, however, it caused some concern for people living in the southwest metro.