Flood victims to recieve help from government
The federal government has agreed to grant $3 million to help create jobs for the many victims of the severe flooding in southeastern Minnesota. An article in September 7th's Star Tribune stated that the money will create approximately 300 jobs for those people who were left without work in the floods aftermath. The money will also go to keeping people employed after the temporary jobs have been completed.
In related news the Federal Emergency Management Agency joined in the cause by making available $7.7 million to the residents qualifying counties (Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, Winona, and Dodge). As of last Wednesday over 3,000 people in these counties had registered for help.