ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is requesting a disaster declaration from the Small Business Administration for Hennepin County for damage done by a tornado that hit the area May 22.

The request was made Tuesday. It comes after the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Minnesota’s appeal for individual assistance on Friday.

Dayton says the request to the SBA is one more way to get the assistance Minnesotans need to recover and rebuild.

SBA provides low-interest loans for homes, personal property and businesses for physical and economic damage caused by a declared disaster.

Dayton says that if a SBA declaration is received, people may be eligible for financial assistance even if they don’t own businesses.

The May 22 tornado developed with little warning and moved over 14 miles, from Golden Valley to Blaine.

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Comments (7)
  1. Sam I am says:

    Now Dayton is begging for money. FIrst it was Rybak. Good lord. FEMA already gave money for businesses and infastructure.

  2. jus sayin says:

    Those who own, or rent, already have insurance on their property…
    Those that rent, get welfare to pay for their rent. Please…..
    So ridiculous.

    Dayton, just another failure.

  3. Interesting says:

    and he is begging for money from some of the same folks that he wants them to pay their fair share, very interesting.

  4. Rico Suave says:

    He loves to take money from others and pass it out like Halloween candy to get votes. That will be his campaign strategy if he runs again. “Look how much I care. I’m Robbing hood. I steal from the rich and give to potential voters.”

  5. ry says:

    Why don’t they just try to find some money in the MN budget–HAAA That would mean we would have a budget!

  6. Alfred says:

    The Small Business Association? It this guy nuts?

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