The Regional Flood Fund has a matching grant through Oct. 23 with more than $85,000 still available to be claimed. For every dollar donated between now and Oct. 23, the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation will match the donation. Local churches are taking a special collection on Oct. 13 for flood relief.
A contractor started working on washed-out Vermilion Street last week. The bridge over state Highway 210, which had been closed until October, was down to one lane as finishing work took place. The Munger Trail, which served as the emergency access for Carlton ambulances while the bridge was closed, was torn up.
“No, we’re not back to what’s considered normal,” said Ruth Jorgenson, the town clerk.
By the time last year's St. Louis River flood waters crested late Thursday, June 21, the water had risen as high as three to four feet up the outside of the main office building of Sappi's Cloquet mill.
Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE), said this week that it expects to have its largest hydro station, which has been out of commission due to flooding one year ago, partially back in operation by the end of this year and fully restored in 2014.
The United Way of Carlton County has given an additional $20,000 to the Regional Flood Fund, administered jointly by the United Ways in the region to help rebuild homes in the area damaged by last June’s flooding.
The town of Barnum took on a new face during last June’s catastrophic flooding – a face that looked very much unlike the picturesque little town that epitomized many of the assets of northern Minnesota.
Moose Lake's hockey arena and baseball field flooded last summer, but the small city has made great strides since then, even with a failed referendum. Moose Lake is hosting a music festival on Saturday, June 22, from 2-10 p.m. with all of the proceeds going to the Flood Homes With Hope Regional Flood Fund.
When last June’s flood devastated much of Carlton County, in its wake were water-filled basements, ruined belongings, displaced residents and a mountain of debt. In the hustle and bustle of trying to mop up, it would have been easy to overlook the smallest of casualties — the children whose lives were disrupted in a very real and significant way.
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