STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate DFL not on board with surcharge
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Senate Democrats do not want to place an income tax surcharge on the richest of the rich, but they are looking into expanding a new tax the governor wants on the to... Posted on 3/20/13 at 7:22 PM
STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB A flood that would make even Noah turn and run
Massive floods are not only common on Earth but 3.5 billion years ago they raged across the Martian landscape. One of the most dramatic issued from a breach in a rift called Mangala Fossae. 'Mangala... Posted on 10/31/11 at 2:36 PM
Floodwaters engorged by a 24-hour deluge of up to 10 inches crumbled roads and damaged homes and businesses in Duluth, Superior and surrounding areas on Wednesday and caused the drowning deaths of dozens of animals at the Lake Superior Zoo.
With less rain than anticipated falling during the weekend, river level predictions have receded. The National Weather Service has predicted a second crest of the Mississippi River at 14.8 feet Thursday at Red Wing. Water levels are expected to go down again next weekend, although rain and possibly some snow in the weather forecast for Friday could affect river levels.
While the Red Wing Arts Association was busy indoors preparing to move up the hill to a temporary refuge, Joe Goggin was circling the Milwaukee Road Depot, trying to figure out how to keep the historic building safe and dry.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency urges home and business owners to think about potential spring flooding and to walk through the house, garage and sheds to gather up unwanted or expired household products that could become hazardous waste if flooded.
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