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Obama signs flood disaster declaration

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ST. PAUL - Twenty-one southern Minnesota counties will be eligible for federal disaster assistance after President Barack Obama Wednesday night declared the area a flood disaster area.

Federal funding is available to state and local governments and some non-profit organizations for repair and replacement of facilities damaged in last month's flooding.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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