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Gov. Tim Pawlenty, with legislative leaders, announces Monday that a special legislative session will be early next month to deal with funding flood recovery in southern Minnesota.

Flood-funding session possible

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ST. PAUL -- Floodwaters continue to rise in many southern Minnesota communities as state policymakers work on plans to fund flood relief.


Federal emergency personnel arrived in Minnesota Monday to begin the process of determining how much money Washington will send, with state leaders preparing to pick up remaining costs.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.