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Minnesota appeals disaster aid rejection


ST. PAUL -- Minnesota has appealed a federal government decision not to provide financial aid for individuals recovering from June storms as legislators begin preparing for a special session to deal with recent storm costs.

Gov. Mark Dayton wrote a letter Wednesday to the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying he "strongly" disagrees with the department's July 19 decision to reject individual aid because home damages were not serious enough.

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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.