A majority of workers are now at home, but next week, as former Officer Derek Chauvin goes on trial for George Floyd’s death, thousands of people are expected in downtown Minneapolis. Reg Chapman reports, some businesses hope this will be just the boost they need to make it (1:58) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Mar. 2, 2021

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Downtown Mpls. Businesses Prepare For Chauvin TrialA majority of workers are now at home, but next week, as former Officer Derek Chauvin goes on trial for George Floyd’s death, thousands of people are expected in downtown Minneapolis. Reg Chapman reports, some businesses hope this will be just the boost they need to make it (1:58) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Mar. 2, 2021
Will Minnesota Businesses Get A Break On PPP Loan Taxes?Thousands of Minnesota small business owners could owe state taxes on loans they got from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, Caroline Cummings reports (2:13). WCCO 4 News At 6 - March 1, 2021
Rebuilding Minneapolis’ Longfellow NeighborhoodThe neighborhood at the center of the unrest following George Floyd's death is starting to return to life, reports Jeff Wagner (2:43). WCCO 4 News At 10 - February 24, 2021
Co-Working Space For Black Artists , Entrepreneurs Opens In South Mpls. Near 3rd Police PrecinctThe Twin Cities is celebrating the grand opening of a co-working space for Black artists, Marielle Mohs reports (2:21). WCCO 4 News At 6 - February 24, 2021
Northeast Minneapolis Icon Ideal Diner Gets Boost From Barstool SportsThe owner of an iconic diner is thankful for a donation she says is helping save her business, Reg Chapman reports (2:16). WCCO 4 News At 6 - February 16, 2021
Owners Of Businesses Damaged During Civil Unrest Plea For State Aid To Rebuild (Damage from last summer's civil unrest cost the Twin Cities hundreds of millions of dollars and left some businesses ruined, Caroline Cumming reports (2:17). WCCO 4 News At 6 - February 16, 2021
Burglars Targeting St. Paul RestaurantsThe owner of a popular St. Paul brunch spot burglarized early Sunday says criminals are getting too brazen -- and he has the surveillance video to prove it, reports Marielle Mohs (2:03). WCCO 4 News At 10 - February 7, 2021
Local Handcrafter Talks Bernie's Viral MittensJulie Steller, owner of Steller Handcrafted Goods, discusses the unexpected star of President Joe Biden's inauguration (3:33). WCCO Mid-Morning - January 29, 2021
Bars, Restaurants Believe 'Worst Is Behind Us'It has been two weeks since Minnesota bars and restaurants were allowed to re-open at 50% capacity. It’s working for some, while others are struggling, reports John Lauritsen (1:57). WCCO 4 News At 5 - January 25, 2021
Local Entrepreneur Develops More Comfortable MaskWe’ve gotten used to wearing masks, but they can sometimes still be uncomfortable with slipping or the loops tugging. So local entrepreneur David McClellan came up with the KIWY mask, which is short for “Keep It With You.” (3:17) WCCO 4 Mid-Morning - Jan. 15, 2021
Restaurants Reopen To Diners At 50% CapacityFor the first time in nearly two months, restaurants and bars across Minnesota were open for indoor dining, reports John Lauritsen (1:44). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 6, 2021
Hospitality Industry Delighted As COVID Restrictions LoosenedAs of Monday, COVID-19 restrictions are officially rolling back in Minnesota, reports Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield (1:51). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 6, 2021
Minneapolis Entrepreneur Invents Hoodies With Built-In MasksA north Minneapolis entrepreneur is getting rave reviews for his efforts to keep people safe from COVID-19 and Minnesota's brutal winter, Reg Chapman reports (2:02). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 6, 2021
Restaurant Owners Scramble To Adjust To Relaxed RulesWednesday's announcement to reopen restaurants on Monday comes as great relief to business owners in Minnesota, Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield reports (1:52). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 6, 2021
Restaurants Ready For Indoor Dining’s ReturnYou'll soon be able to dine indoors again in Minnesota, reports Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield (1:51). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 5, 2021
Walz Expected To Ease Indoor Dining RestrictionsIndoor dining has not been allowed for almost two months in Minnesota – but that may soon change, reports Esme Murphy (1:52). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 4, 2021
Flower Shop Owner Cindy Novy’s Death Leaves Pine City In MourningA staple in her small Minnesota city, Cindy Novy’s flower shop celebrated life’s milestones for more than 40 years. It’s why her death from COVID-19 this month left Pine City in mourning, Liz Collin reports (2:09) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Dec. 30, 2020
Bar, Restaurant Owners Air Grievances About RestrictionsSome restaurant owners call Minnesota’s new COVID dining restrictions a slap in the face, reports Erin Hassanzadeh (2:21). WCCO 4 News At 10 - Dec. 17, 2020
Restaurants Scramble To Adapt To New COVID GuidelinesBased on steady positive COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths, Gov. Tim Walz made the difficult decision to continue the pause on indoor dining in Minnesota, Marielle Mohs reports (3:12). WCCO 4 News At 5 - December 16, 2020
More Than 150 Restaurants And Businesses Plan To Reopen Despite Governor’s OrderAs the state waits for the official announcement that Gov. Tim Walz will extend the shutdown on indoor dining, many restaurants and other businesses are not waiting to open, Kate Raddatz reports (2:28) WCCO 4 News At Noon - Dec. 16, 2020
Minn. Senate Passes COVID Relief BillHelp for Minnesota businesses could be coming soon, reports Esme Murphy (2:17). WCCO 4 News At 10 - Dec. 3, 2020
Minn. Bar Owners See No End In Sight For RestrictionsAs Minnesota lawmakers debate a relief plan, small business owners play a waiting game, reports Reg Chapman (1:50). WCCO 4 News At 6 - Dec. 3, 2020
Christmas Tree Lots Seeing Record BusinessIt's clear people want to embrace the holiday spirit more than ever this year, reports Marielle Mohs (2:12). WCCO 4 News At 10 - Dec. 3, 2020
150 Minn. Business Owners Set To Defy Walz’s OrdersGov. Tim Walz is expected to announce his decision on his expiring COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday, but dozens of Minnesota business owners say they’re opening their doors whether he allows it or not, reports Erin Hassanzadeh (2:21). WCCO 4 News At 10 - Dec. 3, 2020

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