Mills Family Sells Fleet Farm To New York FirmMills Fleet Farm was founded by Stewart Mills Sr. in Brainerd back in 1955. The company steadily grew into a chain of 35 retail stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and North Dakota. It gained retail success by appealing to both city and rural shoppers -- a niche that other stores did not offer.
Mills Fleet Farm On The Auction BlockOne of Minnesota's best-known hardware, farm supply and sporting goods stores is up for sale. Brainerd-based Mill's Fleet Farm has announced the company’s sale plan is the only path to its future growth.
Mills Prepares For Round 2 Against Nolan For Congress SeatA GOP challenger is preparing for a second crack at U.S. Rep Rick Nolan. Businessman Stewart Mills lost Minnesota's 8th Congressional District to Nolan last year by less than 2 percentage points. Their race was one of the most expensive contests in the country.
For Deer Hunters, 'Orange Friday' Bags Early DealsFor 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."
Mills Concedes 8th District To NolanRepublican Stewart Mills says he has called Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan to congratulate Nolan on winning their race for northeastern Minnesota's congressional seat.
Reality Check: Are 8th District Ads Backfiring?Minnesota's 8th Congressional District is unexpectedly among the most hotly-contested House races in the country. Outside groups are on a spending spree, pumping millions of dollars into television ads attacking Democrat Rick Nolan and Republican Stewart Mills. Mills, whose family founded the popular sporting goods chain stores Mills Fleet Farm,
Reality Check: Minnesota Millionaires In Congress Democrats are continuing their TV ad war against Republican 8th district Congressional candidate Stewart Mills, calling him an "out of touch millionaire." But if he's elected, Mills would join hundreds of other millionaires in Congress, including many from Minnesota.
New Normal In 8th: Battleground District In the chilly curling hall-turned-community center, hundreds of iron miners gathered on a September afternoon to celebrate five decades of feeding America's thirst for steel. Some on walkers, some still wearing hardhats, they listened and cheered as a procession of speakers recounted stories of mining's trials and victories through the years until one — state Rep. Jason Metsa — cleared his throat and stepped back to the microphone.
Reality Check: The Stewart Mills Attack AdsNational Democrats are spending more than a $1 million on television campaign ads taunting Republican congressional candidate Stewart Mills. It's a signal that Democrats take first-time candidate Mills seriously in northern Minnesota's Eighth District race against incumbent Congressman Rick Nolan.
These Stores Refuse To Open On ThanksgivingThe shopping frenzy known as Black Friday has turned into more than just a day-long, deep-discount event. More stores are opening their doors several hours before Friday. This year some sales start at 6 p.m. Thursday. That also means workers and shoppers will be leaving the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day to head to stores.
VP Of Mills Fleet Farm Jumps Into Race For MN's 8thA candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.
Prosecutors: Assault Rifle Seller Had No License A Minnesota man who did not have a license to buy and sell firearms is being accused of purchasing dozens of assault rifles at local stores, then illegally reselling them online at a profit.