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East, Central Minnesota Towns Struggle With Flooding Damage

Parts of east-central Minnesota are still trying to cope with floodwaters and subsequent damage nearly a week after torrential rains fell across a huge swath of the state.

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Dave McCord
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Benton County Declares State of Emergency Following Storms

Heavy rain from Monday's storms have prompted Benton County to declare a state of emergency. The move is in hopes of getting state funding to help repair several township roads that washed out due to the heavy rains.

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County Sheriffs Warn of High Water on Lakes and Rivers

The Benton County sheriff is asking boaters to be safe and courteous during this high water period. July 11th storms have dumped large amounts of water into lakes, rivers and streams.

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Photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovksy
Photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovksy
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Police Shut Down Road Due to Flooding From Broken Sewage Pipe

Drivers wanting to take Stearns County Road 1 this (Tuesday) morning will have to find a different route. The Sartell Police Department says Stearns County Road 1 is closed between 9th Avenue North in St. Cloud and County Road 120, by Walmart in Sartell, due to a broken sewage pipe.

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Dayton Directs State Disaster Aid to Dakota County

Although the federal government said no, Dakota County will get disaster aid to help with severe storms and flooding earlier this year.

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More Minnesota Counties Qualify for Disaster Aid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 18 more Minnesota counties as primary natural disaster areas due to heavy rain, flooding and cold temperatures from May 1 through July 1.

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FEMA Rejects Dakota County For Disaster Declaration

The federal government has denied Minnesota's request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Hennepin, Ramsey Added to Disaster Declaration

Hennepin and Ramsey counties have now been added to a presidential disaster declaration for damage from flooding and severe storms this summer.

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Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Minnesota Nets $5 Million to Fix Flood-Hit Roads

Another $5 million in federal assistance is bound for Minnesota to help repair roads and bridges damaged by severe flooding in June.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Feds Expand Minnesota Flood Disaster Declaration

The federal government has expanded Minnesota's flood disaster declaration to 24 more counties and two tribal governments.

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