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Gov. Tim Pawlenty addresses reporters after meeting Tuesday with Minnesota Senate Republicans. Also pictured is Senate Minority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

Langseth seeks more flood aid

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota communities facing the flooding threats need more state assistance, the top state senator on public works projects said.

Sen. Keith Langseth, who represents Red River Valley communities fighting a second flood crest this week, said Tuesday a public works spending package under negotiation should include nearly double the flood aid he earlier proposed.

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