Nearly 50 homes and businesses along the Zumbro River damaged from devastating flooding in 2010 will finally be torn down. A contract of more than $600,000 approved on Tuesday will allow the work to take place. In place of the buildings, a committee is looking for alternatives that won't be severely damaged in future flooding like volleyball courts or a place to stop and relax along the river.
Emaciated Great Danes rescued after being found living in minivan
Great Dane Rescue of Minnesota and Wisconsin posted that two of the dogs are in "rough condition" and "barely hanging on."
2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing
The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.
Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US
The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.
Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months
James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.
Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances
Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.
Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol
The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.
Reservation holders at Gavin Kaysen's new restaurant asked to rebook after mishap
Mara opens next month in the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis.
Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud
Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.
Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers
The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.
St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.
Cannon Falls clean up under way after floods damage homes, businesses
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.
FEMA travels to North Shore to assess flood damage
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.
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.
Many Duluth homes still not safe; flood damage estimates climbing
Hundreds of residents in the low-lying Fond du Lac area of Duluth still cannot return after massive flooding in northeastern Minnesota this week. Damage estimates are climbing and more rain is expected. Meanwhile, congressional lawmakers pledge federal support. And kids in Duluth opened a lemonade stand to raise money for the Lake Superior Zoo, which was hit hard by the floodwaters.
Road warriors: Crews swarming flood-damaged streets
One week after a storm dumped record rainfall across northeast Minnesota, many major roads are open, but parts of Duluth's road network are still in ruin. Officials say it could take until next year to fully repair the damage.
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.
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.
Feds approve disaster aid for NE Minnesota flood damage
The disaster declaration for 13 Minnesota counties and three tribal nations devastated by flooding in northeastern Minnesota last month was approved Friday by the federal government. The $108 million in aid only covers damage to public infrastructure.
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