FEMA officials were on Minnesota's North Shore Wednesday to assess the damage caused by last week's Knife River flooding, which is estimated to be between $1 million to $2 million. FEMA is expected to tour flood damage Thursday in Duluth, as well as affected areas in greater St. Louis and Carlton Counties.
Bloomington makes it illegal to possess a detached catalytic converter
Bloomington is taking a new approach to the nationwide rise in catalytic converter thefts.
Charges: Richfield man broke into BMW dealership, went for a 'joyride'
Employees discovered a smashed window Friday morning.
Former WCCO anchor Jamie Yuccas gets new role for CBS in LA
She will retain her national reporting duties, but it comes amid a wider move to enhance local news coverage.
Brawl breaks out at Edina High School homecoming football game
The incident remains under investigation.
Fire at vacant Loring Park apartments sends squatters running
There were no injuries reported.
Appeals court rules in favor of MDH regarding COVID-19 bar shutdowns
The two central Minnesota locations claimed the health department "didn't have the authority."
Minnesota joins coalition to accelerate development of renewable hydrogen
The new coalition will pursue federal investments in renewable hydrogen technology and infrastructure.
Charges: Driver had 6-8 beers before UTV crashed, killing woman
A 59-year-old woman was killed.
10-year-old falls out third-story window in Minneapolis
The incident happened early Monday morning.
Minnesota man who made 'graphic threats' towards senator indicted
The 35-year-old man admitted to leaving threats on an out-of-state senator's voicemail this summer.
FEMA tour of Duluth wraps up flood damage assessment in 13 counties
One of the state officials who accompanied federal inspectors on their tour of flood damage says Minnesota will have no trouble passing the $7.1 million threshold to qualify for aid from FEMA. A state Senator from Duluth says the feds typically cover about three-fourths of the cost of repairs to infrastructure, with state and local governments paying the rest.
FEMA flood damage assessments in NE Minn. not done yet
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it will continue assessing damage to private property stemming from the floods in northeast Minnesota last month, and will be here for as long needed. State and federal officials have been in Carlton, St. Louis, Aitkin and Pine counties, as well as on the Fond du Lac Reservation, looking at the damage.
FEMA says no to Dayton's appeal for individual flood assistance
The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied an appeal Friday from Gov. Mark Dayton for aid for individuals and businesses affected by floods in northeastern Minnesota in June. Dayton said he was "disappointed" by FEMA's ruling and that he'll ask the state legislature for an estimated $7.4 million in assistance in an upcoming special session.
Revised FEMA flood maps in Moorhead go into effect Tuesday
The new maps update the 100-year floodplain. Residents being added to a higher risk zone are urged to contact their insurance agents. FEMA is also revising Fargo's flood maps.
Dayton asks for low-interest loans in wake of FEMA aid denial
Following the denial of appeal for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to repair home and business with flood and other June storm damage, Gov. Mark Dayton has moved on to asking for loans from the Small Business Administration. Dayton is seeking loans to repair damage done in St. Louis, Carlton and Pine and adjoining counties, and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Dayton officially appeals FEMA's denial of individual flood assistance
Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Wednesday appealing the government's decision to deny financial assistance to individuals in the wake of the northeastern Minnesota floods in June. Dayton wrote in the letter to FEMA that the rain and floods in the area caused "one of the worst natural disasters in Minnesota’s history."
Dayton will appeal FEMA decision rejecting individual flood aid
Governor Dayton ordered state officials to begin preparing an appeal after learning that FEMA has denied federal aid to individual victims of last month's flooding. The agency is providing money for 13 counties to rebuild roads and make other repairs. But money for individual homeowners and businesses was denied.
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