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The storm that moved through the area in June uprooted numerous trees in Benson neighborhoods. Swift County, where Benson is located, will receive more than $900,000 in disaster aid for the damage suffered during the storm. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

State lawmakers run through quick special session, approving aid for west central Minnesota communities

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators breezed through disaster-relief approval Monday, about as fast as winds that uprooted thousands of trees in June, but spent far more time discussing what Republicans called a “man-made disaster” of tax increases.


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