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'We were wrong': Fleet Farm to allow Salvation Army bell-ringers after all

The Minnesota-based retailer has changed its mind after banning bell-ringers outside stores. An executive had said the company feared allowing bell-ringers would open the floodgates to anyone who wanted to use store property.
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The Minnesota-based retailer has changed its mind after banning bell-ringers outside stores. An executive had said the company feared allowing bell-ringers would open the floodgates to anyone who wanted to use store property.

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