Iowa's Katrina? Not if state does its part
Many Minnesota hearts ached in recent days as swollen rivers in eastern Iowa swallowed hometowns, old haunts and other Hawkeye State places they know well.
The toll is huge: Beautiful Cedar Rapids, a city that trusted its namesake river so well that it built its City Hall on an island, saw every downtown street submerged and a major hospital closed. The homes of 26,000 people -- 20 percent of its residents -- were flooded.
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