More financial help is on the way to the city of Duluth to repair lingering damage from last summer's devastating flooding.
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources has issued $5.3 million in flood relief grants to Duluth to stabilize bluffs and stream banks that were severely eroded last June, when more than 10 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours.
The 19 projects will stabilize the banks of several streams that flow through Duluth to Lake Superior, and will also repair culverts damaged by the flooding.
Duluth received an additional $1.7 million grant for similar projects in March.
The state Legislature set aside nearly $170 million in flood relief aid for northeast Minnesota during a special session last August, including funding for erosion damage.
Although most public roads, bridges and other facilities have been repaired, some homeowners are still struggling to rebuild.