How are Minn.'s minority-owned businesses navigating pandemic, economic crisis?

A man wearing a mask at a counter in a store.
Standing in standing in Mogadishu Meat & Grocery, Hassan Yussuf talks about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted his business on April 17 in St. Cloud, Minn. Yussuf has a tax preparation business in an office inside the store.
Paul Middlestaedt for MPR News file

Only 12 percent of minority-owned businesses have received coronavirus relief loans.

How are Minnesota’s minority business owners navigating the lending space?


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