Town turns out for store owner


February 24, 2023

Brady Slater

Wrenshall General Store owner Jeff Bloom faces a crowd of unanimous supporters who say he provides valuable services to the community with his store, storage units, RV park and auction business, all located on 23 acres at the south edge of town.

Nearly 100 people appeared Tuesday at a public hearing in Wrenshall related to proposed RV park regulations. About 15 percent of attendees spoke at the hearing, doing so resoundingly and to repeated applause. Their message to the city's planning commission, which is also its town council: leave business owner Jeff Bloom alone.

"For you to pick this man out and single him out and try to create ordinances to cause him to spend more money that could possibly cause him to go out of business is completely uncalled for," said Jim Biaglow, of Clarksville, Tennessee, a refinery worker who is stayin...

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