Associated Press, Published January 11 2011
Dalrymple prepares for Devils Lake flooding
Dalrymple's emergency declaration covers Benson, Nelson, Ramsey and Towner counties and the Spirit Lake Tribe.
He said a presidential emergency declaration would start the disbursement of federal resources and money to help local governments and tribes prepare for what will likely be a substantial rise in the lake level this spring.
The governor also asked for $5.8 million in a federal matching grant to help the city of Minnewaukan move buildings or protect critical infrastructure from high water.
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