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Gov. Walz requests major disaster declaration for Minnesota

Kyle Brown
Updated: April 05, 2020 08:47 PM
Created: April 05, 2020 05:45 PM

Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday sent a letter asking President Donald Trump to issue an expedited major disaster declaration for Minnesota.

The declaration would authorize emergency measures, including federal assistance to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Federal emergency funding would help cover costs for crisis counseling, food, medical assistance, legal services and hazard mitigation.

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Minnesota could also be reimbursed for the activation of an emergency response center, National Guard costs, law enforcement and mental health support.

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