Douglas County on Dayton's list to get federal disaster aid
ST. PAUL -- Governor Mark Dayton wants the federal government to help Minnesota pay for nearly $18 million in public facility damages from last month's storms.
He sent President Barack Obama a letter Wednesday seeking a major federal disaster declaration for the 18 counties, including Douglas County, that experienced flooding and storm damage June 20-26. The request comes after federal and state officials toured the storm-damaged area and totaled the nearly $18 million in damage.
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