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 >>
If we survive tomorrow's Mayan apocalypse, we may have to start contending with a more insidious doom: rising oceans. But one way to offset at least the financial punch of climate change, says The Economist's economic correspondent, Ryan Avent, is for people to start migrating. Specifically, migrati ... More >>
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On Tuesday, we told you about a handful of north Minneapolis residents who took to Facebook to express displeasure with the way city officials commemorated the one-year anniversary of the northside tornado -- with the symbolic planting of a single tree.Wrote one resident: "Trees are nice, but a lot ... 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 >>
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 >>
Eat wings and help tornado victimsEat dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, June 1, and a portion of your bill will go to help the victims of the north Minneapolis tornado.
The local company announced that it will donate 10 percent of money spent on food and nonalcoholic drinks at its ... 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.