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Continued: Waterlogged Minnesota communities brace for more rain

The Weather Service expects the worst of the weekend storms to hit along the southern third of Minnesota.

The state has $3 million set aside in emergency funds, but Gov. Mark Dayton noted this week that the money is unlikely to go far with almost three dozen counties under a state of emergency. But he said that before he can recall the Legislature for a special session, rivers and creeks must recede enough for the state to tally the damage. The state will begin assessing damage in early July.

This is the wettest June since 1874, with more than 11 inches of rain so far.

Jennifer Brooks • 612-673-4008

Kelly Smith • 612-673-4141

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