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Published September 27, 2010, 01:18 PM

Special Minnesota Legislative Sesssion

Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he'll call legislators into special session for one day in early October to approve flood relief money.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he'll call legislators into special session for one day in early October to approve flood relief money.

Pawlenty says the session will be sometime between Oct. 7 and 12. The session has to wait for a federal disaster declaration and damage estimates that will give the most accurate picture of how much money is needed.

Heavy rain last week caused serious flooding in parts of southern Minnesota. The small towns of Zumbro Falls and Hammond were among the hardest hit.

Pawlenty says the state is expected to have about $235 million left at the end of the current budget period, and he doesn't expect the flood costs to go above that.

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