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April 9, 2014
Then and now: one year after the ice storm
WORTHINGTON — One year ago, residents in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa woke up to a disaster. The sound of tree branches falling like rain broke the nighttime silence as ice covered the region. Power was lost in cities and farms across southwest Minnesota and northwest...
April 9, 2014 - 9:26pm
Trees, shrubs bear brunt of ice storm damage
WORTHINGTON — One of the worst horrors experienced by area residents who endured the April 2013 ice storm was this: the thunderous cracking of endless tree branches breaking under the weight of the merciless ice. As people waited out the storm in homes and apartments, some huddled...
April 9, 2014 - 9:03pm
Lawmakers rapidly OK disaster aid
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators breezed through disaster-relief approval Monday, about as fast as winds that uprooted thousands of trees in June, but spent far more time discussing what Republicans called a “man-made disaster” of tax increases. Local governments in 18 counties...
September 9, 2013 - 11:19pm
September 5, 2013
Storm relief funds slow coming
WORTHINGTON -- In the final hours of the 2013 session, the state legislature passed money to help five southwest Minnesota counties recover from the April ice storm. The bill passed included $1.5 million to match the funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as...
September 5, 2013 - 10:38pm
August 28, 2013
Legislators raise questions about disaster aid
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers appear ready to spend money to help local governments affected by June storms, but during a Wednesday night meeting many questioned using a Sept. 9 special legislative session to spend anything beyond what is needed to plug holes left by federal funding. Kris...
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August 28, 2013 - 11:44pm
August 21, 2013
More ice storm relief funds could come
WORTHINGTON -- There is potential for more disaster relief funding coming to Nobles and Rock counties in southwest Minnesota. On Wednesday, Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders agreed to have a special session, which is slated for Sept. 9. "It would focus only on disaster relief...
August 21, 2013 - 10:01pm
August 6, 2013
Stump grinding bid re-awarded
WORTHINGTON -- The bid for grinding the stumps left from tree damage caused by the April ice ice storm has been re-awarded to another company. At the July 8 city council meeting, the bid was awarded to Prairie Landscaping for $41,034. However, Prairie Landscaping owner Allen Drost...
August 6, 2013 - 9:31pm
July 9, 2013
After ice storm, thinking of the birds
WORTHINGTON -- After April's ice storm, Betty Atchison and Teresa Moser, both residents at South Shore Care Center, were worried. Concerned that birds would have less shelter this spring after countless branches fell to the ground, they wanted to do something to help. Atchison went...
July 9, 2013 - 10:39pm
June 25, 2013
FEMA backs away from reimbursements
WORTHINGTON -- Even though they were told differently, cities in southwest Minnesota may not be reimbursed for regular work hours related to April's ice storm. It's a change that would cost cities thousands of dollars. "We had been at the applicant briefings, as well in Jackson...
June 25, 2013 - 10:15pm
May 22, 2013
FEMA ice storm reimbursement period begins
WORTHINGTON -- The clock has started. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) met Wednesday morning and afternoon with officials from...
May 22, 2013 - 4:45pm
May 20, 2013
Final debris pass begins May 28
WORTHINGTON -- As the city of Worthington looks to continue the process of final cleanup, the city's debris contractor will start the final pass for vegetative debris on May 28. City residents are asked to continue to place any storm-generated vegetative debris along the boulevard...
May 20, 2013 - 11:39pm
Legislature OKs ice storm funding
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature decided to renovate the state Capitol building, help communities fight floods, give veterans a new facility and provide disaster assistance Monday night as it ended its 2013 session. Some votes were pending press time, but legislative leaders...
May 20, 2013 - 11:27pm
May 15, 2013
WORTHINGTON -- After discussions with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the city of Worthington will take...
May 15, 2013 - 10:36pm
May 14, 2013
FEMA addresses reimbursement
WORTHINGTON -- The next step in the process toward recovery from the April ice storm was taken Tuesday afternoon as Federal Emergency Management...
May 14, 2013 - 10:30pm
House committee approves ice storm aid
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House is to consider helping southwestern Minnesota obtain federal funds to recover from an April ice storm. The House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday night approved on a voice vote spending $1.5 million, which would leverage federal funds to help pay for...
May 14, 2013 - 10:29pm