The nonprofit's Red Kettle fundraiser was hit as more shoppers have decided to shop online.
The conference was held in Finlayson.
He started in when when he was nearing his 100th birthday.
The program cited financial hardships and uncertainties caused by COVID-19.
The owners woke up to a smash-and-grab robbery on Christmas Day.
This is the second time a kettle filled with cash has been stolen in the metro this year.
The duo stole a red kettle from Cub Foods in Blaine.
It's one of the biggest donations in Twin Cities history.