CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate DFL not on board with surcharge
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Senate Democrats do not want to place an income tax surcharge on the richest of the rich, but they are looking into expanding a new tax the governor wants on the to... Posted on 3/20/13 at 7:22 PM
THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Moderne ou Historique? The newly rebuilt Sutliff Bridge
What is modern and what is historic, when we look at bridges in general? This question is very difficult because it is based on the individual bridge and its appearance. Sometimes we cross a truss b... Posted on 10/17/12 at 4:19 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING The Whole Story in 12 Words
A while back I was working on a story about the massive 2009 flood here in Jamestown for a company-wide project. The story ended up not getting used, but before it ended, we asked the project leader h... Posted on 9/25/12 at 9:24 AM
THE VIEW FROM MY WINDOW What the Rain Brings
It's Spring and I'm ready for rain. I am not a farmer, nor am I married to one, so the amount of rainfall we get does not necessarily have an impact on my livlihood...unlike most of my neighbors...but... Posted on 4/4/12 at 6:33 AM
Governor views damage as estimates top $100 million
DULUTH — With all Northland residents apparently safe from immediate danger, state, federal and local officials began assessing damage Thursday from this week’s torrential rains and flash flood and already are putting the price tag well beyond $100 million.
WORTHINGTON — Bill Douglas, from the engineering firm Bolton and Menk Inc., presented a flood mitigation study and made recommendations to Worthington City Council members during a special meeting Friday.
Recent weather has frustrated some area farmers as wet conditions — as exemplified by this field near Round Lake — hamper efforts to spray and finish field work. The website weatherunderground.com reported that 1.98 inches of rain fell overnight Monday in Worthington, while 3.35 inches of rain was reported at Luverne. More rainfall is likely today throughout the region.
WORTHINGTON — The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, S.D., issued flood warnings for the Des Moines River at Jackson, and the Rock River at Rock Rapids, Iowa, effective today until further notice.
Flood forecasters concerned about a La Ninã March
WORTHINGTON — Sunday’s snow showers, and the likelihood of more snow in the region in the next few days, is certainly not good news for the state’s flood forecasters.
WORTHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently completed a remapping of Nobles County’s flood plain. The maps are used to determine which properties in the cities and rural areas of the county are now at greater risk for flooding.
Cost-share available to repair, install erosion control practices
WORTHINGTON — Farmers in 29 Minnesota counties, including those in the six counties of far southwest Minnesota, are now eligible for up to 100 percent cost-share to repair or install existing erosion control practices due to late-September flooding.
Vote for flood-relief funding scheduled for next Monday
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are on call to vote on flood-relief funding Monday, but it remains unclear whether communities affected by a June 17 tornado outbreak also can expect help.
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