Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he'll propose business relief package as bridge to federal aid
November 24, 2020
Pam DeMarce got up off the canvas only to get punched in the gut again.
After being forced to close her businesses for several months in the spring during the first shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the owner of two Mankato bowling alleys and an event center scraped through the summer on the strength of federal stimulus programs.
A workforce that once numbered more than 100 people was now down to about 30. But she was paying her bills - barely - even though state health orders kept her businesses operating at 25% to 50% of capacity.