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Lawmakers OK millions to help areas rebuild from the weather


ST. PAUL -- State disaster relief is on its way to weather-damaged communities, but officials said they may be back for more help next year.

Legislators unanimously ap-proved $80 million in disaster relief during a special session Monday, with most heading to southern Minnesota communities hit by floods fed by record September rains.

Wadena and other communities affected by a June 17 tornado outbreak will get $6.6 million from the bill.

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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.