MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More help is on the way for people recovering from the tornado that hit Minneapolis in May. This time it’s low-interest loans due to a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The state government announced the SBA granted on Thursday Gov. Mark Dayton’s request for a disaster declaration for Hennepin County.

The move makes available low-interest loans to residents, homeowners, businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne and Wright counties.

The SBA provides the loans for physical and economic damage caused by a declared disaster. People may be eligible for financial assistance from the SBA even if they don’t own a business.

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

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Comments (5)
  1. captainobvious says:

    I wonder if mass breeding like stray animals is considered a small business. I really hope not or they’re are gonna amp it up at fertiliity clinics, trying to have 2-3-4 at a time, knowing each new debt to society is another paycheck.

  2. monica says:

    someones a punk….hmm, wonder who it is….

  3. Factpointer says:

    Not sure what is punk-ish about that, facts shouldn’t be unacceptable

  4. Guy says:

    Those parts of Hennepin county has been a disaster area for as long as I can remember.

    Personally; I think the tornado IMPROVED the area…

    Its the first vacuum cleaning that most of those houses have had in 50 years…

    1. just sayin says:


      SO true.

      I almost felt safer driving through there not too long ago..

      If only there had been more damage on Broadway…

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