City Leaders Fighting To Keep Flood Relief Money

Posted at: 04/24/2013 9:19 PM | Updated at: 04/24/2013 10:45 PM
By: Laurie Stribling

There is concern in the Northland that flood relief money may be used for something else.

In August, Governor Mark Dayton signed a flood relief bill, but now a house bill proposes moving $7 million dollars of that money to the state's general fund. Mayor Don Ness said the money is still sitting there because some projects have not started and problems are still evolving.

Ness, along with other local leaders, are taking a stand to keep the money.

"We are urging the legislature to reject that proposal," Ness said. "Keep dollars within the flood relief bill because we know there are so many projects that are still in process."

Ness stressed the repair process will take two years or more. It's been only 10 months since that flooding hit the Northland.

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