MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some businesses that were vandalized in south Minneapolis are getting a boost from the community.

On Friday, $30,000 was being given to the business leaders, in response to vandalism caused in the Seward neighborhood.

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Shop owners say repairs and increased security cost thousands of dollars.

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Investigators used surveillance video to track down the man seen hurling something at one of the businesses.

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Harlin St. John has pleaded not guilty to charges of hate crimes and property damage. A trial is scheduled to begin on Dec. 9.