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Duluth tourism tries to recover after flood

All those media images of ruined roads and flooded-out buildings are not good for tourism, a major industry in Duluth, business owners in the region say.
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A week after floodwaters swept through Duluth, businesses are taking stock of their losses and hoping for a revival of the area's main economic engine — tourism, MPR reports. Business owners fret that images of damaged roads and devastated infrastructure will make visitors think twice about visiting the area.

MPR also has a story about why the water overwhelmed Duluth.

Residents in northeastern Minnesota continue to assess the damage. In hard-hit Moose Lake, where elementary school officials thought the school sustained only minimal damage, a closer look reveals there was significant damage to sheetrock and insulation, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

State lawmakers who visited the region on Wednesday confirmed a special session is likely soon, the Duluth News Tribune says.

FEMA officials are assessing the final four of thirteen counties in Minnesota that are seeking federal funds to recover from storms on Thursday, the Associated Press says.

Meanwhile, Big Sandy Lake is close to cresting in northern Minnesota. KARE 11 has more:

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