State legislators are due to return to the Capitol on Monday for a special session to vote on funding for cleanup, repairs, and other relief for 21 counties hit by recent flooding.
Earlier this week, the federal government announced it would provide disaster relief as well. While they're in session, state lawmakers are also expected to consider assistance for areas of northern Minnesota damaged by tornadoes and severe storms earlier this summer.
Meanwhile, some lawmakers want to broaden the scope of the special session to toughen anti-bullying laws.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, who's the DFL Speaker of the Minnesota House.