Associated Press, Published June 20 2011
Minneapolis mayor seeking storm aid in DCMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis is making the rounds in Washington, D.C. Monday, hoping to land some help for tornado damage victims.
Mayor R.T. Rybak is meeting with representatives from several federal agencies, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The mayor is asking for funding to help small businesses displaced by the twister and money for demolition of properties that can't be restored.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request for disaster assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses hit by last month's deadly tornado in north Minneapolis.
Rybak tells WCCO-TV that he'll meet with Minnesota delegation members on Capitol Hill and later will be among mayors meeting with President Obama at the White House.
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