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Small-Business Owner: ‘Fallout by Next Year Will Be Shocking’

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Small-Business Owner: ‘Fallout by Next Year Will Be Shocking’


MINNEAPOLIS—The ramifications of the forced shutdowns on thousands of small businesses in Minnesota is going to be huge, says Julie Schroeder, who owns two craft stores in the Minneapolis metro area. “The fallout by this time next year will be shocking,” she told The Epoch Times on Dec. 30, 2020. Schroeder owns two Color Me Mine franchises—small craft shops where customers come in, select a piece of pottery, and paint it in the store. The store then fires it for them. The main money-maker for Schroeder is from groups of people coming in and painting together as a social activity. But the constant closures imposed by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, a Democrat, has left her financially stripped and caused the demise of one of her businesses and the loss of eight employees. On June 2 last year, Schroeder had to permanently close her store in Rochester, Minnesota, after being unable …

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