Emotions run high in disaster session
ST. PAUL -- Zumbro Falls Mayor Alan VanDeWalker's voice cracked as he told a Senate committee this morning about last month's flood.
"This has basically wiped out my town," the 20-year veteran mayor said as state lawmakers began to look into funding disaster relief for southern Minnesota floods and a June 17 tornado outbreak.
All businesses in the southeast Minnesota community were wiped out, along with half of the homes.
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