Minnesota To Get $200M More Than Expected In Federal AidDemocratic Gov. Tim Walz expressed hope Monday that new guidelines over how states can spend the aid might help speed up the slow pace of negotiations over the state's next budget.
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.
Feds Release Money To Fix Flooded Minnesota RoadsThe federal government has released $4.25 million to help repair flood-damaged roads in Minnesota. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that the emergency relief funds would be available immediately from the Federal Highway Administration.
Gov. Asks Obama For Minn. Disaster DeclarationGov. Mark Dayton is asking for a federal disaster declaration for Minnesota after an ice storm paralyzed the southwest part of the state.
USDA Declares Drought Disaster For Parts Of Minn.Most Minnesota farmers escaped the worst of the drought, but those who didn't are eligible for federal loans to help cover crop and livestock losses.
Good Question: What Does It Take To Get FEMA's Aid?With a one-page letter, the Federal Emergency Management Agency told residents of Duluth with flood damaged homes that they’d have to find help elsewhere. The federal government will not be helping them rebuild their homes.
Minn. Appeals Feds' Rejection Of Mpls Tornado AidMinnesota has appealed the federal government's denial of disaster aid for homeowners, renters and businesses dealing with damage from last month's Minneapolis tornado.
Kline Questions New Rule For For-Profit SchoolsMinnesota Rep. John Kline says he's concerned the U.S. Department of Education is moving forward with its crackdown on the country's for-profit schools to protect students from taking on too much debt to attend schools that don't help their job prospects.
Federal Aid Unlikely For La CrosseState aid is expected to help La Crosse recover from the tornado that ravaged the city's south side Sunday. But a La Crosse County emergency government official says the destruction is unlikely to reach the threshold for federal disaster aid.
8/30/10 Michele with Ron Haskins