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Industry contends it can work within health guidelines to contain spread of coronavirus.
Hundreds of buildings have been damaged by rioters, looters.
"They didn't have any great reasoning for their decisions," said the chief executive of Anytime Fitness.
But Parasole plans to open its other restaurants for takeout and curbside pickup next week.
The shutdown order still hangs over hair stylists, fitness centers and others whose work is still deemed too risky.
Congress in late March earmarked $300 billion in direct payouts to Americans hit by the coronavirus pandemic, providing tax-free rebates to help buy groceries and pay rent. But millions are still waiting.
As Gov. Tim Walz begins to relax restrictions on some businesses and return as many as 100,000 Minnesotans to work in the week ahead, the calculus of gently reopening the state's economy has begun.
The Star Tribune last week interviewed decisionmakers in businesses around the state about when and how to start the next chapter of the crisis.
New workplace protections abound at Indigo Signworks, which brought workers back on Monday.
The announcement came amid deepening financial strains and uncertainty from the coronavirus