Midwest Hit Hard by Flooding

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) - Rivers and streams that brought sudden
flooding to parts of southern Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin
towns are slowly receding.

That's bringing relief to communities hoping to escape an intense fall storm without widespread damage.

Mostly dry weather Friday and the promise of minimal new rain Saturday raised hopes that hundreds of displaced homeowners could
soon turn their attention to cleanup.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty pledged to work with legislative leaders for a possible special session to approve money for the flood damage, and praised the people dealing with the water.

Crests are expected in Minnesota early next week along the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, possibly bringing more problems.

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