STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate DFL not on board with surcharge
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Senate Democrats do not want to place an income tax surcharge on the richest of the rich, but they are looking into expanding a new tax the governor wants on the to... Posted on 3/20/13 at 7:22 PM
ASTRO BOB A flood that would make even Noah turn and run
Massive floods are not only common on Earth but 3.5 billion years ago they raged across the Martian landscape. One of the most dramatic issued from a breach in a rift called Mangala Fossae. 'Mangala... Posted on 10/31/11 at 2:36 PM
Floodwaters engorged by a 24-hour deluge of up to 10 inches crumbled roads and damaged homes and businesses in Duluth, Superior and surrounding areas on Wednesday and caused the drowning deaths of dozens of animals at the Lake Superior Zoo.
Afton City Council declared a state of emergency in advance of anticipated spring flooding at its March 15 meeting.
Afton is anticipating a major flood based on National Weather Service projections, Public Works Director Ken Johnson said.
Craig Ferguson remembers watching a newscast two years ago about flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
More specifically, he recalled the images of people filling sandbags – and couldn’t help but empathize with the back-breaking labor.
“There should be an easier, more efficient way,” he remembered thinking. “It’s hard work.”
With the increasingly warm temperatures, many Minnesotans have begun thinking about barbeques, picnics, bike rides and springtime. The city of Afton, however, has only one springtime activity on its mind — flooding.
Last week Afton’s Community Health Emergency Preparedness Committee (CHEP) met to discuss flood preparations.
The Woodbury Public Safety Department has sent three fire fighters to assist other agencies in evacuating residents from their homes in the greater Fargo-Moorehead area, which has been dealing with anticipated record-flood levels since earlier this week.
Minnesota News FARGO - A flood fight that was supposed to be 95 percent buttoned up in Fargo-Moorhead Wednesday morning morphed into a 100 percent battle by 1 p.m., as the forecast for the Red River crest was bumped up another foot to 41 feet.
Nearly three years after Mother Nature dumped a half foot of rain on Woodbury in about six hours, Woodbury city officials are still talking about the “October 2005 rainfall event.” They’re continuing to take action as well.
View your ad here! Cost effective targeted advertising. Contextual advertising starting as low as $79/month. This includes targeted ad delivery and search results! Add your business to the Marketplace »