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Minnesota planning ‘Bakken awareness 101’

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

LITTLE CANADA — Minnesota emergency services personnel will be trained and equipped in a few years to deal with oil train disasters, but the governor worries about what could happen before then.

“If the accident would just wait for two years, …continue reading on dglobe.com

Klobuchar talks flood damage

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) met with officials Tuesday from Rock, Nobles, Jackson and Murray counties for an update on the recent flood damage as part of her three-day Growing Minnesota tour.

Klobuchar began the meeting by sa…continue reading on dglobe.com

Klobuchar talks flood damage

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) met with officials Tuesday from Rock, Nobles, Jackson and Murray counties for an update on the recent flood damage as part of her three-day Growing Minnesota tour.

Klobuchar began the meeting by sa…continue reading on dglobe.com

Obama declares major disaster

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Minnesota on Monday after widespread flooding across the state, bringing federal aid to Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Pipestone counties.
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Dayton seeks disaster declaration

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area.

Dayton also added 16 counties to the state disaster list, meaning 51 of Minnesota’s 87 counties reported…continue reading on dglobe.com

Branstad surveys NW Iowa flood damage

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Mark Schouten visited Rock Rapids Wednesday to survey the damage from Monday’s devastating storm that hit northwest Iowa. 

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Daugaard requests blizzard disaster aid

November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota’s governor has asked for a presidential disaster declaration for 14 counties and two American Indian reservations hit by October storms that caused an estimated $38 million in property damage.

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Douglas County listed in federal storm disaster area

July 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Douglas County is among 18 Minnesota counties that have been officially declared as a major disaster area because of storm and flood damage that occurred in June. Continue Reading

Animal feed shortage results in disaster aid

July 11, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Reps. Collin Peterson, Tim Walz and Rick Nolan announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a federal disaster declaration to provide assistance for Minnesota farmers hurt by the shortage of animal feed. Continue Reading

SBA disaster assistance available at Standing Rock

June 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The Small Business Administration says low-interest federal disaster loans are available to certain private, nonprofit organizations on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation as a result of severe storms and flooding on May 25 through June 1.
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