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Walz again requests federal help to rebuild after unrest

Walz again requests federal help to rebuild after unrest Photo: ABC News, file

Created: August 03, 2020 11:01 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is again asking for federal help to rebuild from the unrest that followed George Floyd's death.

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Walz said Monday he has requested a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration that would free up low-interest loans to help property owners rebuild.

Last month Walz had asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of extensive damage to public infrastructure following the death of Floyd.

The federal government denied that request. The Democratic governor is appealing that decision.

Floyd died 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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