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Feds deny Minnesota request for aid to rebuild after unrest

Feds deny Minnesota request for aid to rebuild after unrest

Created: July 11, 2020 12:23 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The federal government has denied a request from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz for federal funds to rebuild and repair fire damage from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death.

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The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Walz’s spokesman Teddy Tschann confirmed that the request for federal aid was denied.

Walz had asked President Donald Trump on July 2 to declare a “major disaster” in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Public infrastructure was extensively damaged following the death of Floyd on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against the handcuffed Black man’s neck for nearly eight minutes.

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