Gov't officials, checking on storm damage in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- Federal, state and local officials are examining damage through Thursday from last month’s storms.
They will examine damage to public and some nonprofit facilities that occurred during June 20-26 storms and flooding.
Most affected counties are in southern and western Minnesota.
The assessment is the first step in determining whether Gov. Mark Dayton will seek a presidential disaster declaration. If a federal disaster is declared, state and local governments and some nonprofit groups could receive federal aid to cover repair and cleanup costs.