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Flood waters of the Red River lap at the Main Avenue Bridge Friday between Fargo, on the left, and Moorhead. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Federal aid follows disaster declaration

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By Scott Wente

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL - President Barack Obama's major disaster declaration for flooded northwestern Minnesota counties clears the way for further federal assistance.


The declaration for seven counties along the Red River triggers federal assistance to state and local government and certain non-profit groups for emergency work and repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.

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