On the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group called Minnesota 9/11 Truth wants you to think again about what happened that day.SEE ALSO: FEMA yanks Minn. coloring book with 9/11 terror attack image The group has a full-page ad just inside the back cover of today's City Pages print ed ... More >>
Few things can bring Keith Ellison and Michele Bachmann together, but one of them is a disaster.See Also: - Gov. Dayton asks Obama to declare federal disaster in Minnesota - Minnesota asks FEMA for help cleaning up after the solstice storms - Two weeks after the Solstice Storms, restaurants that los ... More >>
Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday requesting a declaration of major federal disaster for damage caused by the severe storms that ripped through Minnesota in June. If Obama complies, FEMA will fund 75 percent of costs associated with the damage. Local and state gover ... More >>
Starting on Thursday, June 20, and continuing through the weekend, the solstice storms swept through the Twin Cities, tearing down more than 2,000 trees in Minneapolis alone and knocking out power to more than 600,000 Xcel Energy customers -- including many local restaurants.For restaurants, being w ... More >>
Summer 2013 will be remembered as one that came in with a literal bang: The sound of trees crashing down throughout the Twin Cities. The state's disaster recovery team estimates that clean up from the solstice storms, which swept through Minnesota from June 20 to June 26, could cost more than $7.26 ... More >>
A Twin Cities woman was sentenced to three years of probation and 50 hours of community service this morning for stealing $8,600 in disaster relief funds meant for victims of Hurricane Katrina. A couple weeks after Katrina hit in 2005, Rena McCarter, 62, told the Federal Emergency Management Agenc ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Duluth floods: Top 10 jaw-dropping images [PHOTOS]-- Duluth flood update, and 10 more jaw-dropping images [PHOTOS]-- Mark Dayton declares state of emergency over Duluth floodingOn July 19, Governor Dayton requested individual assistance for home and business owners affected by June's one ... More >>
On Saturday, WDAY TV news anchor Kelsey Roseth led the Fargo-Moorhead evening news with the following statement: "Parts of downtown Moorhead are destroyed when wandering deer ended up in the heart of the city."Before you call FEMA, understand that Roseth's statement is somewhat preposterous: video f ... More >>
Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help
Tony WebsterThe Minneapolis tornado struck May 22.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has already awarded Minneapolis $16.33 million to help pay for tornado damage to public property, but that's where it's drawing the line. Private businesses, homeowners and renters found out yesterday ... More >>
Tony WebsterNorth Minneapolis is cleaning up.Since Sunday's tornado hit north Minneapolis, people have been clamoring for a way to help the victims. Now, all that community spirit has been corralled into an organized, practical relief effort. The City of Minneapolis has set up a Disaster R ... More >>
Victims are going to be closer to their neighhborhoods.The shelter set up by the city and Red Cross at the Northeast Armory in the immediate wake of Sunday's tornado is closing down and moving to the North Commons Recreation Center. The city made the move to keep those at the shelter closer ... More >>
Federal assistance could help homeowners, as well as renters.The FEMA folks have arrived in north Minneapolis to help tally up a dollar amount on the tornado damage, a precursor to some city residents being eligible for federal disaster assistance. The threshold for aid is $6.4 million worth ... More >>
The process of seeking federal assistance has started.As expected, the Minneapolis City Council voted this morning to extend Mayor R.T. Rybak's disaster declaration in the wake of Sunday's tornado. It also heard that preliminary damage estimates are running north of $166 million.
Besides 9/11, what issues do children deal with that could be best explained in a coloring book? We found some suggestions.
A coloring book created by Minnesota's Freeborn County to help children cope with disaster has been removed from a federal government website after several complaints about the 9/11 illustrations.
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The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees
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Anonymous White House source claims photo ops came too little too late
It's not about FEMA--it's about the president and the black hole of "Homeland Security"
Forget Mos Def's silly, U2-bashing "Katrina Clap" and Skillbill's pointlessly politic "Blue Monday", which are each as opportunistic as Legendary K.O.'s "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" without being nearly as funny (see below), and are each as creatively helpless given the subject as P ... More >>
Three administration sources have told the Associated Press that R. David Paulison, a top FEMA official with three decades of firefighting experience, has been tapped as the new head of FEMA. This follows the resignation of Michael "heckuva job" Brown earlier today. Information on Paulison can be fo ... More >>
According to a press relase that came from the state's department of Public Safety earlier today, FEMA has confirmed that evacuees will be arriving in Minnesota.
The Bush administration may have had no plan for dealing with natural disasters, but its efforts at using the media to contain criticism are unstinting as ever. This short dispatch from Reuters late yesterday: The Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Tuesday that it did not want news photogr ... More >>
A week after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we've heard from politicians, pundits, survivors, aid workers, and editorialists. Here are just a few of the notable comments coming out of the tragedy... "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." -- Re ... More >>
The first disaster was the hurricane. The second was the federal government's response.
"They don't have a clue what's going on down there," Mayor Ray Nagin told WWL-AM Thursday night. "They flew down here one time two days after the doggone event was over with TV cameras, AP reporters, all kind of goddamn--excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed." --AP, Allen G. Breed ... More >>
Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.