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
With the Mississippi River set to rise rapidly this week, Newport officials are warning that floodwaters appear very likely to spill over an 800-foot-long levee that protects a low-lying neighborhood on the city’s west side.
Washington County declared a state of emergency on Tuesday — with the city of Cottage Grove expected to follow suit Wednesday — in advance of predicted major spring flooding that could jeopardize a Cottage Grove neighborhood, threaten an aging Newport levee and cut off access to Grey Cloud Island.
State Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, said he supports using state bonding money to purchase around a dozen homes near a deteriorating private levee in Newport in an effort to mitigate the effects of future Mississippi River flooding.
Newport officials and riverfront homeowners breathed a sigh of relief last week when Mississippi River floodwaters crested lower and earlier than expected, sparing a deteriorating levee the perilously high waters predicted last 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.
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