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St. Louis County to receive state disaster aid

Gov. Mark Dayton authorized Monday the use of funds from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account for emergency relief in St. Louis County.

The county is expected to receive $506,250 in aid to help pay for the repair of the shoreline and Lakewalk that was damaged during a winter storm in late April.

Aid from the contingency account will reimburse counties for public infrastructure repairs and cleanup costs, according to a press release. Under Minnesota law, the state will reimburse 75 percent of eligible costs for public infrastructure repairs and cleanup, with local governments responsible for covering the remaining 25 percent.