Minnesota gas station offers discount for concealed-carry

Published 9:46 am Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SAUK RAPIDS — The owner of a central Minnesota convenience store is fed up with recent robberies. So he’s offering a gas discount to bring people with concealed-carry permits to his store.

This week the Shell station in Sauk Rapids posted a sign on its door offering 10 cents off per gallon of gas for law enforcement or people with proof of a permit to carry guns. The discount is good every day after 7 p.m.

Owner Frank Schwagel tells WJON-AM he hopes the promotion will increase foot traffic in his store during evening hours.

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The store has been robbed twice in the past three months.