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Governor Walz authorizes disaster assistance for Minnesota counties, including Grand Portage tribal lands

Jan 09, 2020 09:02AM ● By Editor

Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced state disaster assistance for northern Minnesota tribal lands and counties following storms that occurred this past fall.

Photo: KSTP-TV


From KSTP-TV - January 9, 2020


A release from the governor's office said the assistance will go to the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Lands, as well as Carlton, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Marshall and Roseau counties.

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Lands suffered damage following a severe thunderstorm with "hurricane force winds" on Oct. 12. The storm damaged a number of roads, as well as public facilities. A preliminary damage assessment found $253,535 in damages.

Between Sept. 20 and Oct. 17, Carlton, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Marshall and Roseau counties suffered damage from heavy rain and flooding. A damage assessment identified $1.3 million in damages.

The State Disaster Assistance Contingency will cover 75 percent of the costs, while county and tribal governments cover the remaining 25 percent.


To see the original report and read related articles, follow this link to the KSTP-TV website.  https://kstp.com/news/gov-walz-authorizes-disaster-assistance-for-northern-minnesota-counties-tribal...

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