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Sahan Journal
 11 days ago
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Timing wasn’t on Dawit Assefa’s side last year. Assefa immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia 20 years ago. He started his first laundromat in Rosemount in 2011, and opened HD Laundry along East Lake Street in south Minneapolis in December 2019, just months before the coronavirus pandemic took hold. A few months later, police officers killed George Floyd, sparking civil unrest along Lake Street.