MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Tim Walz has approved plans to distribute $841 million in federal coronavirus aid to cities and counties across Minnesota.
He also approved $12 million for food banks and food shelves that have seen a surge in demand.
The money comes from the $2.1 billion that Minnesota received under a sweeping federal economic rescue law known as the CARES Act.
The state will distribute the $841 million to local governments starting next week according to a set of formulas that lawmakers agreed to during last week's special session, under a deal that later fell apart.
Walz followed the original agreement.
By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press