Who needs Black Friday when you have “Orange Friday?” That’s because deer hunters across the state are gearing up to go hunting. Firearms hunting opener starts Saturday and a half-million Minnesotans are expected to head outside for the weekend tradition.
For Minnesota’s 500,000 firearms deer hunters the Friday before opening day is much like the day after Thanksgiving. The day has become such a popular shopping day for hunters that one major sporting goods retailer trademarked the name, “Orange Friday.”
A company acted negligently in selling the weapon used in a Christmas Eve shooting that left two New York volunteer firefighters dead, a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges. The semi-automatic rifle used by William Spengler Jr. on Dec. 24, 2012, during a pre-dawn ambush in which he killed two West Webster firefighters and wounded two others was purchased at a Gander Mountain store by his neighbor Dawn Nguyen.
Kicking off the Xcel Energy Center’s first show of 2014 is a performer who’s both familiar with the venue — and quite familiar with Minnesota’s love of the outdoors.
What happened in Boston this week has made many think twice about personal safety. And for some, it makes them think about guns. This week, the senate killed a bill that would mean people need to get background checks before buying firearms.
Outdoors retailer Gander Mountain is set to open the state’s first firearms “super center” at the end of the month, while pushing for owners to take greater responsibility regarding gun safety.
While winter won’t be over for another six weeks, deals on cold weather gear are getting hot. Hats, Jackets, even boots are 25-50 percent off.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing more than 30 handguns from the Gander Mountain in Woodbury.
Thousands of Minnesotans carry guns. The latest numbers show 20,000 people applied for permits to carry last year. A big number of those who carry are women.
If you own a gun, you have an obligation to be safe and responsible with it.
Legions of shoppers took to the malls Monday (the day after Christmas) to return unwanted gifts, deplete the balances on gift cards and look for post-holiday deals.
A $3.75 million lawsuit against the company that allegedly sold gunman Jiverly Wong weapons and ammunition before his rampage at a Binghamton immigrant center that killed 13 people has been transferred from state to federal court.