Governor Mark Dayton has authorized nearly 50 thousand dollars in state assistance to Norman County in northwest Minnesota following high winds, heavy rain and flooding that hit that area in late August. The money will reimburse Norman County for costs to repair public infrastructure. Meanwhile, officials are in Blue Earth, Waseca, Houston and Rice counties today, assessing damage from last month’s torrential rains that caused widespread flooding. Damage to infrastructure in 10 counties may be enough for officials to request a presidential disaster declaration. Assessors were in Freeborn, Steele, Waseca and Fillmore counties yesterday. They’ll be in Anoka, Goodhue and Le Sueur counties tomorrow.