MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- After a federal disaster declaration was denied, Minnesota's governor is turning to the small business administration for help rebuilding Minneapolis.
Governor Tim Walz asked the SBA to declare a disaster.
That would free up low-interest loans to help property owners rebuild.
Nearly 1,500 businesses were damaged by vandalism, fire, or looting in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Damage estimates are more than $500-million.
Walz is also in the process of appealing the denied federal disaster declaration, which would bring in money to help rebuild.