Homeowners and businesses were busy Saturday cleaning up their properties after flooding swept through the area Friday. Cannon Falls Police Chief Jeff McCormick said damage to city property is "extensive," following the flood -- a result of the Cannon River rising 28 inches Friday morning after Thursday night's storms.
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Water recedes after flooding in Cannon Falls
The Cannon River is dropping steadily after serious flooding triggered by Thursday's torrential rains. Firefighters led evacuations for about a dozen homeowners and helped with sandbagging efforts at several homes. The Cannon Falls area got about 8 inches of rain on Thursday.
Flood cleanup continues along Cannon Valley Trail
A portion of the trail from Cannon Falls to Welch is back open for hikers, bikers and skaters, but the stretch that leads to Red Wing remains closed. The Republican Eagle reports crews are repairing asphalt, fixing bridges, removing silt and digging debris out of culverts after torrential rains triggered flooding in Cannon Falls last month. Trail manager Scott Roepke says the extremely hot July weather has delayed the cleanup process.
Klobuchar surveys Duluth flood damage, calls it 'massive'
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured flood-damaged areas of Duluth and other parts of northeastern Minnesota Friday, and after declaring the damage massive assured federal aid would be coming to the area. The federal government contributes more than 75 percent to uninsured public infrastructure when natural disasters cause more than $8 million damage.
Franken tours flood damaged cities in NE Minnesota
U.S. Sen. Al Franken had a busy Saturday visiting several areas damaged in recent flooding in northeastern Minnesota. Franken -- who co-sponsored the state's $108 million disaster declaration with Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar -- made stops in Duluth's Fond du Lac neighborhood, Barnum, Moose Lake and Willow River.
After floods, Duluth hoping for July 4 tourism jolt
Duluth is desperately hoping the Fourth of July holiday will offer a boost to its hobbled tourism industry, which took a $3 million hit after recent flooding. A new ad blitz is planned to lure visitors back. The region got more bad news with the announcement that popular Jay Cooke State Park likely will be closed for the season. Meanwhile, the United Way is leading an effort to raise money for homeowners who say it'll be a struggle to rebuild.
FEMA money will let Zumbro Falls buy out flooded properties
Officials say buying the property and clearing the buildings on it will help reduce the costs of future floods like the one that wracked southeastern Minnesota in September of 2010.
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