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More Minnesota banks get federal small business loan funding

The money is part of President Barack Obama's Small Business Jobs Act, aimed at fostering lending that can spur growth and job creation.
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The money is part of President Barack Obama's Small Business Jobs Act, aimed at fostering lending that can spur growth and job creation.

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