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Lawmakers send flood aid package to Dayton

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature has sent a $167.5 million flood aid package to Gov. Mark Dayton, who pressed for the money to rebuild washed-out roads, repair flooded basements and restore ravaged state parks after severe floods and storms.

The Senate approved the bill 60-7 after it passed the House on a 125-3 vote on Friday.

The Democratic governor has said he is ready to quickly sign the bill into law.

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