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Billions in state and local aid soon begin path to Minnesota


Michael Elder , 35, gets his first shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a state vaccination site at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on April 28, 2021. States can use some of the federal stimulus money for pandemic response. RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII • STAR TRIBUNE

WASHINGTON – Minnesota can begin tapping into nearly $5 billion in state and local aid from President Joe Biden's COVID relief package.

On Monday, federal officials began to roll out a key portion of the $1.9 trillion package, known as the American Rescue Plan, that was signed into law in March after it passed through Congress with no Republican votes.

Details released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury show the state and local aid portion of the plan for Minnesota is about $4.97 billion. That includes $2.83 billion slated for state government and another $2.13 billion for local governments.


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