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Quarterly budget details to be released today

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota finance officials are releasing the latest details on state tax collections after a few months of disappointing figures.

MPCA: Southwest Minnesota rivers in bad shape

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new report says rivers in southwestern Minnesota are in bad shape because of increased erosion and runoff.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency report also says half the rivers and streams tested throughout the state have been altered in recent years, the result of measures taken to help improve drainage for both agriculture and city development.

Biodiesel mandate in Minnesota set to increase

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota raises the bar on biodiesel this week.

FEMA to begin damage asessment from flooding

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says federal disaster officials will start assessing Minnesota's flood damage this week.

Klobuchar says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin compiling its preliminary damage assessment on Tuesday. She says the agency's assessment will take about a week.

The assessment starts the process of bringing federal help to the state and counties with public infrastructure damage.

Groundbreaking ceremony for regional amateur sports facility postponed

The ground breaking for the Southwest Regional Amateur Sports Facility in Marshall today has been postponed.

The event was scheduled for 11 a.m. at the site of the facility, but the city of Marshall will reschedule the event for some point in July.

State trooper from Luverne rescues southwest Minnesota motorist stranded by flooding

LUVERNE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota State Patrol says a state trooper plucked a woman from her car after rapidly rising water flooded Interstate 90 and stranded her car in the southwest corner of the state near the South Dakota border.

Severe weather to focus on southwest Minnesota

All types of severe weather are possible in eastern South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northern Iowa, according to the National Weather service.

Flooding continues after more rain, storms on Monday

Southwest Minnesota is trying to ring out after another deluge of rain, Monday.

Dayton to view southwest Minnesota flood damage

Governor Dayton is planning to visit parts of southwest Minnesota struck by heavy rain and flooding over the weekend.

Corn growers warn farmers to prepare for propane shortages

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota corn is three months away from harvest, but the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is encouraging farmers to plan ahead for their propane needs.