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Rep. Morrie Lanning of Moorhead says a proposed House public works bill contains too little flood-prevention money. It would fund $12.7 million in flood prevention, compared to $26 million in a Senate-passed measure. (Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau)

Lawmakers fight for flood prevention funds

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans are fighting flood waters along the Red River and elsewhere while their lawmakers are fighting about the cost of preventing prevent future floods.

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The fight spilled over into other areas, too, as House leaders Monday introduced a much smaller public works bill than senators passed earlier this month.

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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.
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