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STATE REQUESTS SIX COUNTIES, ONE TRIBE, BE ADDED TO DISASTER


Thu, Apr 29th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) today requested six counties be added to the major disaster declaration for spring flooding.

In a letter to FEMA, HSEM requested Cottonwood, McLeod, Pennington, Ramsey, Red Lake and Stevens counties, as well as the Prairie Island Tribal Community, be added to the disaster declaration after an additional $3.1 million in costs and damages were discovered. Teams of local, state and federal officials surveyed additional damages earlier this week. Some of these areas remained under water during the initial damage assessment conducted in early April.

Governor Tim Pawlenty secured a major disaster declaration for 18 counties affected by spring flooding on April 19. That declaration includes two categories of aid:

Public Assistance: Assistance to state and local government and certain private non-profit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities. This applies within the counties in the disaster area.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program: Assistance to state and local government and certain private non-profit organizations for actions taken to prevent or reduce long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards. All counties in the State of Minnesota are eligible to apply for assistance under this program.

Additional counties can be added to existing disaster declarations by FEMA officials. The request does not need presidential approval.

Public invited to moose symposium

Tue, Apr 27th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

A combination of challenges are ganging up on Minnesota's sensitive moose populations - warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, increased varieties of diseases and parasites, and changes in predator populations. Are we watching the end of Min ..... 
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Southwest Airlines Adds Service Between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Phoenix

Tue, Apr 27th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL - Metropolitan Airports Commission Executive Director Jeff Hamiel welcomed Southwest Airlines' announcement today that it is adding service between MSP and Phoenix.



"Southwest Airlines has only operated at MSP sin ..... 
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New Minnesota Teacher of the Year to be named Sunday, May 2

Tue, Apr 27th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, Minn., April 27, 2010 - The 2010 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named this Sunday, May 2. Amber Damm, 2009 Teacher of the Year, will name her successor at the annual Teacher of the Year banquet at The Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park. ..... 
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STATE PATROL RECOGNIZES HEROIC CITIZENS; TROOPER OF THE YEAR

Thu, Apr 22nd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - Four Minnesotans who pulled a driver out of a vehicle submerged in a pond and another citizen who went through flames to save an injured driver whose vehicle caught fire were among those recognized by the State Patrol on Tuesday, April 20, ..... 
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High school students, legislators and climate leaders give a thumbs up to clean energy at the State Capitol to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Wed, Apr 21st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA - Students from across the state will gather in the Rotunda at the Minnesota State Capitol this Earth Day to talk about actions they're taking to reduce the carbon footprints of their schools. They'll be sharing the microphone w ..... 
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Recession Continues Pushing Rents "Out of Reach" in Minnesota Counties

Wed, Apr 21st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN (April 21, 2010) - As the recession drags on, families struggle to make ends meet, with rents unaffordable across the state. A just-released national report says that a 2-bedroom apartment remains beyond the means of Minnesota's average ..... 
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Applications open for Minnesota high school bands to play in 2010 University of Minnesota homecoming parade

Wed, Apr 21st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (4/20/2010) - The University of Minnesota is inviting high school bands from around the state to be a part of the U of M's prestigious Homecoming Parade and perform to over 20,000 viewers! The Homecoming Committee is currently ..... 
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Minnesota D.A.R.E. Partners with St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare's Recovery Plus

Wed, Apr 21st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Cloud, MN Area- Minnesota D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Inc. has partnered with St. Cloud Hospital's Recovery Plus to expand prevention programming in the St. Cloud area. "Bringing prevention and treatment together to share resource ..... 
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