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President declares Southwest Minnesota a major disaster area

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The President Friday declared a major disaster exists in Southwest Minnesota after the severe winter storm in April that devastated the region.

President Barack Obama signed the declaration Friday and ordered aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by the major storm from April 9-11.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm in the counties of Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, and Rock.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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