Pawlenty signs compensation package for bridge victims

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  • Updated: May 8, 2008 - 11:57 PM

A close-knit coalition of Minneapolis bridge collapse victims watched Thursday as Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a $38 million package to compensate them for their injuries and losses. The ceremony at the State Capitol capped their nine-month fight for state help recovering from the Aug. 1 failure of the Interstate 35W bridge, which killed 13 people and injured 145.

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