Officials eyeing federal flood relief matches
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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