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Minnesota lawmakers pass COVID-19 relief package for businesses, workers


December 15, 2020

Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Democratic leaders House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley and House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park talked on the House floor in October before the start of the fifth special session of the year.

The Minnesota Legislature late Monday night approved a COVID-19 relief package, providing aid to struggling businesses and extending unemployment insurance to workers whose benefits could dry up after the holidays.

The $242 million deal will funnel grants directly to bars, restaurants and entertainment venues that Gov. Tim Walz ordered closed for four weeks in mid-November as a second wave of COVID-19 cases hit the state.

It now goes to Walz, who said he supports the aid package.


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