Minnesota will seek disaster relief funds to help recover from severe storms and flooding in June and July.
 Governor Mark Dayton announced today that he's asked President Donald Trump for federal assistance to repair the damage from a series of storms that hit 36 of the state's 87 counties, mostly in southwest and south central Minnesota.
If granted by the President, the federal disaster declaration would help townships, cities, counties, schools, and certain private not-for-profit organizations pay for uninsured and eligible storm-related damage to public infrastructure.
The state also may be eligible for federal aid available to individuals and households seriously impacted by the severe storm and flooding.
If the President declares a major disaster, FEMA would fund 75 percent of approved costs, with the state of Minnesota picking up the rest of the tab.