Faribault County declares disaster

BLUE EARTH — Faribault County commissioners passed a resolution this week declaring the county in a state of emergency because of March flooding.

The resolution is the first step toward making the county eligible for possible financial aid from the state and federal governments to deal with damage to public property.

Despite the flooding, road conditions have improved across the county, with public works director Mark Daly reporting that all gravel roads are open.

In other business, commissioners approved the purchase of a new truck and snow plow to replace a truck totaled in an accident over the winter.

The board also passed a resolution proclaiming April 2019 as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Faribault County. The resolution calls for all citizens, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities and businesses to help prevent child abuse.