A federal tax hike has hurt the industry with nearly 14 percent of state salons closing since 2009. Big Government says a proposed bill to reverse the ten percent excise tax awaits a vote from the U.S. House.
Teen hospitalized after going missing for 40 mins in St. Croix River
The teen was located around 40 minutes after he had gone under water.
Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases
This weekend's performances are still going ahead, History Theatre says.
Storms cause grain bin to fall, killing one in Kandiyohi County
The National Weather Service confirmed the death on Thursday evening.
Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN
Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.
Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University
Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.
MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws
The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.
Twin Cities placed in tornado watch ahead of intense line of storms
Photo above is a view from Marshall as the line of storms moved through Thursday evening.
Tornado watch in MN as intense line of storms blasts through
The tornado watch is in effect until midnight.
Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN
The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire
A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.
White House threatens to veto bill repealing medical-device tax
The U.S. House is expected to vote Thursday on legislation to eliminate a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, included in President Obama's health-reform law. The bill is proposed by Minnesota Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen. The Business Journal notes the tax, set to go into effect next year, would impact large companies like Fridley-based Medtronic Inc. and Little Canada-based St. Jude Medical Inc.
Regis Corp. plans to trim hair salons and brands
The new Chief Operating Officer told the Star Tribune the Edina-based company will close less than 10 percent of its 7,500 company-owned stores. An exact figure or locations were not disclosed. Regis also plans to eliminate half of its 50 brand names and convert most of the affected salons. The struggling company wants to reduce costs and simplify its business model.
GOP challenger claims Rep. Ellison is 'militantly anti-America'
Congressman Keith Ellison’s Republican opponent calls the 5th District Representative ‘militantly anti-American. Minnesota Public Report reports Chris Fields claims Ellison "attacked the Pledge of Allegiance, voted countless times to throw our troops serving in harm's way to the wolves and teamed up with Barney Frank to destroy the banking industry." Ellison's campaign calls Fields’ email ‘divisive’ and ‘toxic’.
Anytime Fitness acquires Denver-based hair-removal salon chain
Anytime Fitness Inc., based in Hastings, Minn., has agreed to buy Denver-based Waxing the City, a small chain of salons dedicated to waxing and hair removal services, the Business Journal reports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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