WCCO Investigates: Letters From Gov. Tim Walz To Federal Government Detail Pleas For Help Fighting COVID-19More than 100 pages detail the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis hitting Minnesota.
How Does The Government Have Our Phone Numbers?Wednesday afternoon at precisely 1:18 p.m., expect an alert from President Donald Trump on your phone. It is the federal government's first coast-to-coast test of its wireless alert system.
What Is Puerto Rico's Relationship To The U.S.?Puerto Rico and the United States have had a special relationship since 1898.
FEMA: One-Fourth Of Florida Keys Homes Could Be DestroyedSearch-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys' farthest reaches Tuesday, while crews labored to repair the single washed-out highway connecting the islands and rush aid to Hurricane Irma's victims. Federal officials estimated one-quarter of all homes in the Keys were destroyed.
Trailers Only Seen As Last Resort After Hurricanes Harvey, IrmaIn a 2017 hurricane season that has already seen two monster storms, Harvey and Irma, manufactured homes are turning out to be just a small fraction of the federal government's plan to deal with displaced people, with only 1,700 trailers available.
Dayton: FEMA OKs Individual Storm Aid For Southern MinnesotaGov. Mark Dayton's office says a federal agency has reversed itself and approved aid for individuals and households in southern Minnesota hit by heavy rains and flooding in September.
After Record Storms, FEMA Sends Temporary Houses To Pine Ridge ReservationThe federal government is sending temporary housing to South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where residents are still recovering from severe storms last spring.
2 Mpls. Golf Courses Suffer Millions In Flood DamagesHigh numbers are never a good thing on the golf course. And that's exactly what two local courses are dealing with. The damage to two Minneapolis courses pelted by June storms is now estimated between $3 million to $4 million.
FEMA Rejects Dakota Co. For Disaster Declaration The federal government has denied Minnesota's request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the state about the rejection late Tuesday.
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.
Hiawatha Golf Course Partially Reopens After FloodingGolfers like Roosevelt Elliott are returning to tee it up on Hiawatha Golf Course in Minneapolis. "Really, really excited," Elliot said. "I couldn't wait to get out here because I wanted to get some exercise. I've been chipping and putting, you know, for the past month or so."
Flood Damage Tally For Minnesota: $32M But Rising Initial estimates from recent flooding across Minnesota put the public infrastructure damage at $32 million, with more assessments to come that will push the total up. Gov. Mark Dayton and his emergency managers provided the estimate Tuesday. They said it makes them confident that the state would be eligible for federal assistance to offset costs of response and recovery. Flooding damage was seen in nearly half of Minnesota's counties.
Dayton Declares State Of Emergency Amid FloodingThe Mankato area was hit hard by flash flooding Wednesday morning, and on Thursday morning the Twin Cities was getting its turn. Thunderstorms with lightning and very heavy rain raced through the metro early Thursday morning, flooding roads and causing traffic problems.
FEMA To Assess Minnesota's Storm DamageMinnesota may get federal help to clean up from last month's severe storms and flash floods. A powerful wind and rain storm downed hundreds of trees and knocked out power to more than a half-million homes and businesses last month.
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.