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David Oliver, co-owner of Mondo! Wine Bar & Retail, brings a customer an order of pizza and bottles of wine for a curbside pickup Friday, April 24, 2020, in downtown Appleton. Oliver received a small business administration loan. (Photo: Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

OSHKOSH – Long before it happened, Drew Mueske could have told you the money would dry up quickly for the federal pandemic-relief package meant to help employers keep people on the payroll.

The Small Business Administration launched the Paycheck Protection Program, which issues forgivable loans for retaining employees, on April 3. The fund ran out of money on April 16.

Across Wisconsin, small business owners say they applied for the PPP

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