Another federal disaster declaration would provide some assistance to homeowners, but that still likely won't cover all their needs.
Two of the DFL candidates running to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in Minnesota's 8th District held press conferences Wednesday to tout their support for copper-nickel and taconite mining.
The attempt to bring high-speed Internet access to rural regions has sparked debate over the proper role government should play in upgrading the information superhighway.
Federal and state officials meet in Duluth Wednesday morning to begin assessing the damage done to homes and businesses by recent flooding. Results of the assessments could lead to federal aid for the region.
Much of Carlton County in northeast Minnesota is expected to remain without emergency 911 service and other communications until about 7 p.m. tonight. So far, the loss of service has not resulted in any major public safety issues.
The city of Duluth grabbed headlines following flooding that surged across northeast Minnesota nearly three weeks ago. But several small towns just to the southwest suffered some of the most extensive damage.
As they try to recover, hard-hit Duluth residents count on help from hundreds of volunteers from across the Midwest. The volunteers have come to the aid of people whose homes were inundated with water, helping them rebuild their lives.
Officials at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth say they will reopen in about a week, but animal exhibits remain closed indefinitely, as they continue to clean up after major flooding last month.
Jay Cooke State Park in northeastern Minnesota will remain closed indefinitely because of damage to Highway 210 during recent severe flooding, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday.
Two weeks after heavy rains flooded Duluth, closed a major state park and caused tens of millions of dollars in damage, locals are hoping for a big boost from the Independence Day holiday.
The United Way announced a new relief fund today for the region surrounding Duluth devastated by recent floods.
Last week, Duluth residents awoke to the worst flooding in recent memory. Water overwhelmed a system designed to handle big storms, but not this big. It became apparent that Duluth's aging sewers could not handle so much water. City officials acknowledge that it may not be possible to prepare for such a storm.
Duluth officials said today they are transitioning from assessment to repair mode in the wake of last week's catastrophic flooding.
Inside homes and businesses, people are still drying out waterlogged basements and assessing the damage from records floods -- much of which is not covered by insurance.
Duluth is beginning the arduous task of taking stock of the devastating damage left behind from Wednesday's historic floods, but this much is clear: The city is going to need to helping hand from the federal government to put itself back together again.