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Klobuchar, Franken and Cravaack support appeal of FEMA flood aid rejection

There's bipartisan support for Gov. Mark Dayton's appeal of FEMA's rejection of aid for individuals affected by the June 20 flooding in northern Minnesota.

The three federal elected officials who represent the flooded areas — GOP Congressman Chip Cravack and Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken — joined in a statement supporting the governor's move:

“We support Governor Dayton’s action to appeal the decision to deny individual assistant and will be urging FEMA to swiftly consider this appeal. We will continue to work with federal, state and local officials to help families and businesses in northeast Minnesota recover."

Federal assistance has been approved for the communities affected; FEMA rejected the request for aid to clean up private property, such as homes and businesses.

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