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Lawmakers approve flood, tornado relief

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State disaster relief is on its way to flood- and tornado-damaged communities, but officials said they may be back for more help next year.

Minnesota legislators unanimously approved $80 million in disaster relief during a brief special session Monday, with most heading to southern Minnesota communities hit by floods fed by record September rains. Wadena and other communities affected by a June 17 tornado outbreak will get $6.6 million from the bill.

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