A portion of a Chippewa County farm field near Granite Falls is flooded June 19 after heavy rains fell. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for counties with flood damage. Chippewa County and Renville County in western Minnesota are among the counties that have reported significant damage. (Tribune file photo by Susan Lunneborg)
Dayton seeks presidential disaster declaration
Forum News Service
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on 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 damage from flooding that began June 11.
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