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Minneapolis extends coronavirus emergency


March 20, 2020

Brian Peterson – Star Tribune

U.S. Bank plaza in downtown Minneapolis was virtually empty over the lunch hour Wednesday.

Minneapolis City Council members asked Mayor Jacob Frey to ensure vulnerable residents receive help as they extended the public health emergency that gives him more power to respond to the coronavirus.

Noting the city could lose millions in revenue as a result of the economic fallout and the demand for social services will rise, council members asked him to ensure that first responders have access to protective gear, promote housing stability, support small businesses, increase outreach to people who don't speak English and devote city funds to help people who aren't covered by other services.


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