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Rep. Morrie Lanning of Moorhead says a proposed House public works bill contains little flood-prevention money. It would fund $12.7 million in flood prevention, compared to $26 million in a Senate-passed measure. Tribune photo by Don Davis

Lawmakers are seeking more funding for flood prevention

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans are fighting floodwaters along the Red River and elsewhere while their lawmakers are fighting about the cost of preventing prevent future floods.


The fight spilled over into other areas, too, as House leaders Monday introduced a smaller public works bill than senators passed this month.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.