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Gov't officials, checking on storm damage in Minn.

ST. PAUL -- Federal, state and local officials are examining damage through Thursday from last month’s storms.

They will examine damage to public and some nonprofit facilities that occurred during June 20-26 storms and flooding.

Most affected counties are in southern and western Minnesota.

The assessment is the first step in determining whether Gov. Mark Dayton will seek a presidential disaster declaration. If a federal disaster is declared, state and local governments and some nonprofit groups could receive federal aid to cover repair and cleanup costs.

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