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Dayton Visits Cities on Flooded Rivers, Meets with Emergency Managers

Updated: 06/24/2014 10:33 PM
Created: 06/24/2014 10:30 PM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton has made the rounds of more Minnesota cities along flood-swollen rivers to meet with emergency managers and local officials.

Dayton on Tuesday visited four more communities that are still dealing with historic flooding or have started cleaning up. In Mendota, a tiny town just south of St. Paul, he got an up-close look at a ridge on the verge of sliding into evacuated homes and heard from residents navigating well-water and insurance claim issues.

The governor hasn't ruled out a special legislative session if available state emergency aid runs out. He says a federal disaster request is coming together and he plans to personally lobby President Barack Obama during a visit to Minnesota this week.

Dayton plans to head north Wednesday to Warroad.

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