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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells reporters Monday, June 23, 2014, that flooding in recent days affects the largest area he has seen in decades of public service. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Sun shines, but flood fight continues

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ST. PAUL -- Sunshine improved many water-logged Minnesotans' spirits Monday, but a flood fight may continue all summer for some.

With damage reports flowing in, state elected officials Monday extended for 30 days a disaster declaration Gov. Mark Dayton signed last week. While it lists 35 counties as part of the storm disaster, the state's emergency services manager said that by Monday 46 of the state's 87 counties had reported flood and other storm damage.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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