Coronavirus In Minnesota: State Sees Record Spike In Gun Purchases“Our number one seller is home-defense shotguns,” said Kory Krause, who owns Frontiersman gun store in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
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.
Stewart Mills Announces 2nd Run For Minnesota's 8th DistrictStewart Mills has officially announced he is in the race for Minnesota's 8th congressional district. Mills ran in 2014, opposite incumbent Democratic congressman Rick Nolan. Although he lost to Nolan, the votes came within 3,600.
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.
Nolan Fends Off GOP's Mills In 8th DistrictRep. Rick Nolan has fended off a strong GOP challenger to hold onto Minnesota's 8th District in what was among the most expensive congressional races in the country. He beat Fleet Farm scion and political newcomer Stewart Mills to win a second term of his second stint in Congress. The Democrat previously served in the 1970s.
Reality Check: Guns And 8th District CandidatesThe hotly contested 8th Congressional District campaign took another turn this week, over guns. The National Rifle Association is pouring nearly $750,000 into a negative ad which mocks incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan. The ad features an actor in a suit and a goofy hat, posing for election-year photos. "Nolan doesn't get basic gun safety, and doesn't know how many shells go in a duck gun," the ad says.
8th District Race Heats Up With Stars, Strib EndorsementMinnesota's 8th Congressional District race is also shaping up to be one of the tightest contests on Election Day next week. Incumbent Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan just got a major Hollywood celebrity endorsement.