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Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., says he's ready to fight for leveling out federal aid.

Officials eyeing federal flood relief matches

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FARGO - A Red River bloated past 40 feet knows no political boundaries. Yet federal relief for the flood will by law hew to state borders.


The state-by-state response worries officials in Minnesota, who remember it took Congress - specifically, a favor from then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich - to level out differing federal shares of some relief money in 1997.

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