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Hokah’s Como Falls gets nearly $500k in disaster relief from state

Drew Kelly

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Governor Tim Walz has authorized the use of Minnesota’s Disaster Assistance Contingency account to help pay for damage caused by severe winds, rainfall and flooding in mid-July of 2018. 

More than $460,000 will be allocated to Houston County due to storm damage that occurred in Hokah, Minn., specifically to Como Falls. 

The damage was estimated at close to $1 million at the park. 

Dedicated to Fillmore County was $128,000 for damage in the city of Rushford, Norway Township, and elsewhere in the county. 


Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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