Red Lake, White Earth covered under Major Disaster Declaration

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

ST. PAUL– The Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the White Earth Nation will be covered under the Major Disaster Declaration, according to a release from Governor Tim Walz’s Office.

Walz announced yesterday that the major disaster declaration has been secured from the federal government, after major flooding, blizzard conditions and gale-force winds combined to cause nearly $40 million dollars in infrastructure damage across the state.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay 75 percent of eligible expenses and the state will cover the 25 percent non-federal share from the Disaster Assistance Contingency Account.

Polk, Roseau and Mahnomen Counties are also covered under the declaration. 

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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