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The flood-swollen St. Louis River surges past the damaged swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth, Minn., Thursday. Gov. Mark Dayton, who toured flood-ravaged areas on Thursday, said he was committed to providing state resources, and would work to speed the process of getting appropriate federal aid. Duluth's mayor, Don Ness, estimated that there was $50 million to $80 million in damage caused to the city's public infrastructure alone. Bob King | Forum Communications

'Terrible devastation': Governor views Duluth damage as estimates top $100 million

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With all Northland residents apparently safe from immediate danger, state, federal and local officials began assessing damage Thursday from this week's torrential rains and flash flood and already are putting the price tag well beyond $100 million.

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