Hazel Lafler says she had no flood insurance for her home on Hunter Lake and does not plan to rebuild. She's philosophical about the loss, saying there's nothing she can do about it. "It's like spilling milk; you can't pick it up," she says.
Ryan Poles picking Chicago creates battle of the rebuilds with Vikings
Both of the Vikings' GM finalists land in the same division looking to return to relevancy.
Report: 'This Is Us' star creating NBC series about MN girls' hockey team
No word on when the show will launch.
Twins congratulate David Ortiz on HOF induction, it ends badly
Twins fans haven't forgotten the biggest mistake in franchise history.
Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?
There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.
Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100
The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.
What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?
Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30
String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended
The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.
Duhamel replaces Estevez on 'Mighty Ducks' show on Disney+
The reboot premiered in March 2021.
Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN
As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.
'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake
A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.
Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul
It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.
Reports: Poles to the Bears, Vikings 'may move quick' on Adofo-Mensah
That's according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
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.
Duluth volunteers setting up flood recovery fund
While the state and federal bureaucracies slowly creep toward getting financial help to flood victims, a group of volunteers in the Duluth area is taking a do-it-yourself approach. Volunteers organizing a recovery fund for flood victims have raised $1 million. They say loan centers opening soon around the region will help residents who qualify get loans of up to $200,000.
Dayton proposes $190 million in state money for flood recovery
Gov. Mark Dayton has floated a proposal to spend a lot more state money than Republican lawmakers were expecting on recovery and rebuilding after devastating June flooding. A special legislative session to deal with flood relief issues is tentatively set for Aug. 24.
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.
Dayton, lawmakers to discuss flood relief
Gov. Mark Dayton will meet with Republican and Democratic leaders on Friday to negotiate an agreement on flood relief, the Associated Press reports. Dayton says he won't call the special session until leaders agree to a limited one-day agenda. A legislative panel on disaster relief held a Capitol hearing Thursday, according to the AP. Republican Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem and GOP Rep. Mary Liz Holberg say a special session is on track for Aug. 24.
Who will pay to rebuild flood-ravaged Duluth?
Northeast Minnesota is still assessing the damage done by historic flooding this week. Ultimately, who will pay to rebuild public infrastructure? It'll likely be a mix of federal and state money. WCCO's Jason DeRusha tackles the issue in his "Good Question" feature.
Most Minnesotans lack flood insurance
In all of Duluth, only 111 flood insurance policies have been sold, according to Kris Eide, director of the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management office. Whether victims will get some state or federal disaster aid depends on the type of emergency that’s ultimately declared.
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