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FEMA denies Dayton's request for flood assistance to homeowners and businesses

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Flood relief to homeowners and businesses for damages not covered by insurance will not be coming from federal grants.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Wednesday denied Gov. Mark Dayton’s request to add individual assistance to the federal major disaster declaration, which came in the wake of the severe June rainstorm that inundated northeastern counties.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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