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bri first at 4 06-05-2020

Breaking news we start this afternoon off with breaking news?

"*?

"* gove walz announces the state will continue to reopen on june 10th.

The state will be entering phase 3 of minnesota's "stay safe plan."

Governor walz says that means beginning wednesday you will be able to head back into restaurants, gyms and pools with a capacity limit.

Walz says part of the reason for the easing of restrictions is due to increased testing.

The state passed 11?

"* thousand tests yesterday.xxx starting next wednesday june 10th we will be turning that dial and be heading back into our restaurants with some capacity restrictions that will be in place.

Gyms, fitness studios, other operations?

"*?

"*we believe we should be able to handle this.

Restaurants across minnesota are breathing a sigh of relief as they're now able to prepare their dining rooms for opening.

Kimt news 3's annalise johnson spoke to a rochester restaurant owner shortly before governor walz made his latest announcement.

She joins us live.

Annalise?

Live yeah calyn i'm here on the patio of smoak bbq in rochester.

As the restaurant is wrapping up its first week of patio seating ?

"* its now excitedly getting ready to open its dining room at 50 percent capacity on wednesday.

Ryan brevig is one of the owners of smoak bbq ?

"* five west ?

"* and the loop in rochester.

This week ?

"* he advocated for the minnesota independent restaurants' "save minnesota restaurants" petition ?

"* asking the state o allow dining rooms to open.

I spoke to brevig about an hour before walz's announcement ?

"* as he anxiously waited to see what the governor would say.

He thinks 50 percent capacity is a good step towards normalcy.

It starts the ladder, if you will, right?

Can you turn a profit at 50 percent?

Maybe you can break even.

You might lose money, but we're bleeding right now, right?

So the most exciting part about getting to 50 percent, is that it starts that ladder, then we can talk about 75 percent, after some time, after we prove we can do it safely, then eventually get back to normal at 100 percent staff are wearing masks ?

"* had washing is frequent ?

"* and people handling food are wearing gloves.

When the dining room opens wednesday ?

*- brevig plans to keep tables ?

"(at least 6 feet apart.

Live in rochester?

"* annalise johnsn thank you annalise.

Even after the pandemic passes ?

"* whenevr that is ?

"* the restaurant ownr thinks these are good health practices the restaurants will benefit from and implement long?

"*term.

Today president trump signed the paycheck protection program flexibility act..

So what does the mean for local businesses?

Kimt new three's jessica bringe spoke with the rochester chamber of commerce..

She joins us live from downtown rochester to explain.

Jessica.

Live amy ?

"* what this new bill does is give small businesses.

Like here in downtown rochester..

More flexibility when it comes to how they can use the p?

"*p*p funds.

The act extends the time frame of eligible expenses from eight weeks to 24?

"*weeks or until the end of the year.

It increases the loan repayment term from two years..

Up to five years.

And it also reduces the percentage of funds that must be spent on payroll from 75?

"* percent to sixty percent.

That means businesses can use it other expenses besides payroll.

The rochester area chamber of commerce says this bill will make a significant difference to local businesses.

<many of the small businesses in our community are very pleased.

Some of whom talk to me and say my funds are going to run out on monday.

This is really happening just in time and will make a big difference.> you can find a full text of the bill and its provisions on kimt?

"*dot?

"*co live in rochester?

"* jessica bringe kimt news 3 thank you jessica.

The chamber also plans to host a webinar in the near future to review the bill and what it means for your business.

Small businesses in freeborn county ?

"*?

"* impacted by the pandemic now have an opportunity to receive additional funding.

The city of albert lea, freeborn county, and albert lea economiv development agency provided 150 thousand dollars to the fund all to create a new forgivable loan program.

Small businesses of 25 employees or less that have been affected by stay at home orders.

Funding will be given to businesses who haven't received federal or state relief first.

Amounts will be anywhere from 3 thosuand to 20 thousand dollars.

Head to our website kimt.com for the link to apply.

Stormteam 3 i'm joined now by kimt stormteam three chief meteorologist chris nelson.

Chris what are you tracking for the weekend?

Friday: am scattered storms, becoming sunny highs: mid 80s winds: n 5?

"*10 mph friday night: mainly clear lows: upper 50s winds: nw 5?

"*10 mph saturday: sunny morning, partly cloudy evening highs: low 80s winds: e 5?

"*10 mph protests continue nationwide demanding police reform.

Thanks for standing with us we're taking you to minneapolis where lawmakers discuss the future of its police department./// the u?

"*s is getting back on is feet after the unemployment rate tanked.

Find out where we stand now./// chanting demonstration s

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