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DFL proposes $300M for riot-damaged businesses in Minneapolis, St. Paul


Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune

In the Lake Street parking lot with the burned out Foot locker store behind them, and next to the Midtown Global Market, state legislators who represent the most impacted areas from civil unrest announced the PROMISE Act - a comprehensive plan to help area businesses rebuild and recover.

Ibrahim Demmaj listened as Democratic legislators and city leaders stood by the rubble of his Minneapolis furniture store on Monday to debut a roughly $300 million plan to help rebuild communities damaged by arson, vandalism and looting.

"We need your help; we need your support. We don't want to be relocated," Demmaj said of his business near the corner of Chicago Avenue and Lake Street, an area hit hard by the unrest that followed George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody.

Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman noted that the steel beams in his building "melted like noodles."


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