Tim Mergen, general manager at Meeker Cooperative Light and Power, seeks aid from a legislative committee Wednesday after a summer storm damaged power lines. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Minnesota lawmakers take the first step toward disaster aid for multiple counties ravaged by summer storms
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night meeting many questioned using a Sept. 9 special legislative session to spend anything beyond what is needed to plug holes left by federal funding.
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