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OUR OPINION: Reform the ‘disaster’ of Minnesota’s disaster aid

August 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s legislative auditor recently offered a list of sensible reforms to improve the state’s approach to disaster aid. Lawmakers should take a look. Continue Reading

NORTH DAKOTA ROUNDUP: Devils Lake outlet to close for season, Three companies get broadband loans etc.

November 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s state engineer said the floodwater diversion outlet on Devils Lake took a couple of inches of water off the lake this year. Continue Reading

Millions approved for disaster relief

November 10, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Flood-impacted communities and oil and gas counties are one vote away from millions of dollars in additional disaster relief.
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N.D. Senate talks disaster relief and health care after sorting out nickname issue

November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota lawmakers moved ahead with the redistricting and Fighting Sioux bills on Tuesday but continue to discuss the more complex disaster relief and health care proposals. Continue Reading

Rep. Noem ‘frustrated’ with failure of disaster relief bill

September 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota’s lone member of the U.S. House expressed exasperation Thursday at Wednesday night’s failed disaster relief vote.
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House kills spending bill with disaster aid

September 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In a rebuke to GOP leaders, the House today rejected a measure providing $3.7 billion for disaster relief as part of a bill to keep the government running through mid-November. Continue Reading

MINOT FLOOD RECOVERY: A volunteer effort

July 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Lutheran Disaster Response, born in the 1997 flood, again steps to the forefrontIt sounds like something of a temp agency the way Bonnie Turner, the head of Lutheran Disaster Response in North Dakota, describes it. Flood survivors needing help cleaning out their soggy homes would call a hotline run by her organization. A volunteer with expertise in flood clean up will drop by to assess how much work is needed and report back. The organization then assembles a team of volunteers, led by another cleanup expert, with enough manpower to get the work done.
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OUR OPINION — Getting to ‘yes’ on the government’s proper role

October 19, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

There’s one thing both sides of the debate can agree on, which is that disaster relief is a legitimate function of government. Continue Reading

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Minnesota preps for disaster-relief session

October 14, 2010 in INFORUM

$6.6 million of $80 million slated for tornado aid in Wadena area

ST. PAUL Minnesota legislators head back to St. Paul on Monday to approve spending disaster-relief funds in what is supposed to be a neat, clean afternoon affair where lawmakers hear the proposal, vote for it and go home. Continue Reading

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