Senator Hauschild Joins Governor Walz and State Emergency Response Leaders in Surveying Flood and Storm Damage in Northland

Senator Hauschild, Governor, and others visit hard hit communities of Biwabik and Cook

[Cook, Minn.] – Following heavy rainfall and severe storms earlier in the week and with more rain in the forecast, Senator Grant Hauschild (DFL-Hermantown) joined Governor Walz, state emergency response leaders, and local officials in surveying flooding and storm damage in Cook and Biwabik Friday. 

“Communities and residents across the Northland are facing an emergency situation with roads and bridges washed out, power outages, and ongoing flooding,” said Sen. Hauschild. “I appreciate the swift activation of the state emergency response, and am grateful for Governor Walz and his administrations quick action in this situation. I have also spoken with Senator Klobuchar and Senator Smith, who pledged their support in navigating federal assistance.”

Throughout the week, Sen. Hauschild has been in communication with local officials, community members, and first responders while working with state officials to help coordinate ongoing relief efforts. While praising the resiliency of residents of the Northland, Sen. Hauschild also pushed for urgent and immediate state aid. 

“Throughout this week, I have been in constant communication with local officials, community members, and first responders who are working around the clock during these difficult circumstances,” said Sen. Hauschild. “They are doing incredible work, but the state needs to move quickly to support these efforts and make sure that our area has the assistance necessary to weather this storm.”

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Senator Grant Hauschild represents Senate District 3 – the Arrowhead, Iron Range, and Northland. He is vice chair of the Labor Committee, and serves on the Education Policy Committee, Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee, and Taxes Committee.

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