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Billions from COVID-19 relief bill headed toward Minnesota governments and businesses


March 11, 2021

Renee Jones Schneider - Star Tribune

Server Tess Carlson lit candles on tables in preparation for dinner at Borough in Minneapolis, Minn., on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The just-passed COVID-19 relief bill has a $25-$28 billion relief fund aimed at restaurants that suffered as a result of lockdowns and still cannot operate at maximum capacity.

WASHINGTON – Minnesota's state and local governments, its ailing hospitality industry, struggling small businesses and the agricultural sector will get a financial boost from the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.

An estimated nearly $4.9 billion will flow to Minnesota governments, including almost $2.6 billion to the state and another $2.1 billion for cities, counties and other local governments.

"The impact of this bill is going to be seen and felt by people in Minnesota right away, and it's going to make a big difference as they're digging themselves out of what's been a really terrible public health and economic crisis," said Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith in an interview.


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