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Dayton: Special session likely soon on flood damage

Gov. Mark Dayton, who on Tuesday toured northeast Minnesota towns hit hard by flooding, expects a special legislative session will be held in the near future to provide relief to flooded areas.
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Gov. Mark Dayton expects a special legislative session will be held soon to provide state money to flooded Minnesota cities, the Associated Press says. Dayton toured flood-damaged areas of rural northeastern Minnesota Tuesday, including Sturgeon Lake, Willow River, Rutledge, Barnum and Moose Lake, the AP says.

State lawmakers from both parties were touring flooded areas Wednesday in anticipation of a special session, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

"It's just devastating and it's just hard to see the pain in people's faces, and people who've lost much, if not all, of what they have worked to build up, wondering what's going to happen and what help is available," Dayton said in an MPR report.

WDIO had some video of the governor's visit.

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