U.S. Sen. Al Franken got another firsthand look Thursday at the damage done by flooding across the state, this time, touring the mess left over by a mudslide in Minneapolis near the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
Minnesota elected officials headed out Friday to gauge damage from widespread flooding caused by sustained, heavy rains. Gov. Mark Dayton joined Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in assessing damage in southern Minnesota, where many areas have swollen lakes and rivers and flooded fields.
Submitted by Todd Wilson on Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:05 am
Boating season is beginning in Minnesota. Boats had to break up chunks of ice to make their way into marinas Monday.
Owner of Wayzata Marine Dave Briggs was busy breaking up ice in Lake Minnetonka's Maxwell Bay. "This bay was about 70 percent covered with ice and we brought four boats out and started slowly carving it up," he said.