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Browns Valley receives grant for flood

Kare11.com reports the city of Browns Valley will receive a state grant for $264,000 as the western Minnesota town continues to clean up after a big spring flood. The grant will help pay for clearing debris and repairing public facilities, with $203,000 going toward fixing city streets.

Minnesota always comes together to help communities recover from natural disasters and this is another good piece of assistance," Gov. Tim Pawlenty said in a news release Thursday.

The StarTribune reports, in Browns Valley on March 14 an ice jam on the Little Minnesota River caused flooding that forced about 100 people from their homes in the town of 650. Pawlenty said other state agencies are looking for help for the community to recover from the flood.

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=251201

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1118688.html