Monday, April 8, 2013
The new store's opening heralds a competitive battle between firearms-retail giants, the newspaper reported.
The imminent opening of a new Gander Mountain store selling only guns in Rogers promises to bring the battle for firearms buyers close to St. Michael, according to the Star Tribune: Competition seems inevitable, because, given the layout of Rogers’ streets, most customers will pass the Gander Mountain store on their way to Cabela’s, which, in addition to guns, sells hunting, fishing and camping gear and related clothing. ... Rogers is a good location because “it catches people on their way north,” said Steve Uline, Gander Mountain’s executive vice president of marketing, in an interview. Read the full article at startribune.com. Related:
Friday, April 5, 2013
After closing its Maple Grove store about a year ago, is reportedly opening a “Gander Mountain Firearms Super Center” off of Interstate 94. The business is remodeling the former Best Buy site in Rogers.
After closing its Maple Grove location about a year ago, Gander Mountain is preparing to reopen in nearby Rogers. The 30,000-square-foot facility is located at 20870 Rogers Drive near the Intersection of I-94 and Highway 101 in the former site of Best Buy. Gander Mountain stated it would be opening in late April, according to a press release. It will be the 12th store in Minnesota, according to a Gander Mountain press release, which said it is the state’s first dedicated “Gander Mountain Firearms Super Center.” Gander Mountain said the Firearms Super Center is a “new concept” which provides a specialty retail outlet with “thousands of new and used firearms of all kinds” as well as a selection of “firearms accessories, specialty apparel, …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Otsego resident Wendy Brown owns Armed with Options, a local business that now provides gun instruction tailored to women's’ needs.
As a stay-at-home mom for 21 years, Wendy Brown was always involved in her sons’ lives, even if it meant her role was a little untraditional at times. Brown, a hunter for most of her life, surprised some when she volunteered to become her boys’ Cub Scout master. “It was unheard of,” Brown said. When her sons earned their Eagle Scout rank and left the house for college, Brown decided to start her own business. And with a passion for guns, starting Armed with Options made perfect sense. “Armed with Options is fire arms training born out of a need for knowledge, skills and attitude,” Brown said. “That governs everything that we do.” While Brown’s classes teach gun enthusiasts how to better use pistols, shotguns and rifles, recently, Brown …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with law enforcement and community members to discuss gun control measures nationwide.
President Barack Obama will visit Minneapolis on Monday to meet with local officials about gun violence, less than two months after the December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT that claimed the lives of 20 children and six school staffers. The day trip will be the president’s first one outside Washington to discuss his “common-sense” plan to combat gun violence, introduced on January 16 and reiterated a few days later in his weekly video address to the nation (see above). The visit follows his promises to heavily involve communities in tackling this issue. “Everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it's not …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Mike Freeman suggested some fixes to state law that would keep guns from people he thinks shouldn’t have them.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman, Sen. Ron Latz (DFL-District 46) and Rep. John Lesch (DFL-District 66B) are pushing for five changes to state law that they say would keep guns from people who shouldn’t have them. At a press conference Thursday, Freeman spelled out the following recommendations included in the legislation that’s been introduced: Watch the three men speak about the proposal in the video above. Hearings on the proposal are scheduled for next week in the House and the end of February in the Senate.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
MN legislator says yes, Gov. Dayton says no, but a Mpls. school staffer took matters into her own hands and brought a .357 Magnum to school. Should teachers bear arms?
Updated below. Should Minnesota teachers, including ones in St. Michael and Albertville, carry guns at school? One staff member at a Minneapolis public school apparently thought so—according to authorities, she brought a loaded .357 Magnum to Seward Montessori Wednesday. MN Rep. Tony Cornish (R-Vernon Center) has a bill that would let educators have firearms in classrooms, according to WCCO-TV. The idea is to prevent massacres like last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT that left 20 students and seven adults dead. Cornish told WCCO: “We found out that nothing else works, and I think teachers are the best people to confront this. Even an armed security or an armed cop doesn’t do a lot of good if they get by him or…
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Confiscated hunting, fishing equipment auction set for April 28.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 10 a.m. The auction items are from people who forfeited their equipment after committing serious game violations. The public auction will be held at Hiller Auction Service, 10785 261st Ave., Zimmerman, MN. Items offered for sale include, but are not limited to: firearms, bows, tree stands, fishing rods and reels, tip-ups, traps, trail camera, depth finders, spotlights, scopes, spears and hand ice augers. There are 309 firearms, 72 bows, 236 other items, and 37 firearms being sold for parts. Inspection of items will be available on Friday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at 8 a.m. the …