Governor Tim Walz announced the authorization of state disaster assistance for Renville County for damage sustained from a severe winter storm December 28 – 30, 2019. “Our local governments are important partners in everything we do, and it’s our duty to help our neighbors out when the unexpected happens,” said Governor Walz. “That’s why we’re authorizing state disaster assistance in Renville County to aid in their recovery.” A state/county preliminary damage assessment identified $90,200 in eligible damages. The Renville County Board of Commissioners declared local emergency and submitted a request for state disaster assistance. This authorization by the Governor allows the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account to cover 75% of eligible costs, or $67,650. Last week, Governor Walz signed a funding bill into law providing the state Disaster Assistance Contingency Account (DACA) $30 Million to help communities across Minnesota recover from local disasters.