January 20, 2021
The owners of Sola Salon Studios - Twin Cities decided to stop charging rent when it went into effect. Erin and Patrick Elgin operate eight locations where about 340 beauty professionals rent space for their businesses. Now they are asking Gov. Walz to expand who qualifies for unemployment benefits. They posted a letter on Facebook calling on Walz and state lawmakers to adjust unemployment benefits so that all self-employed sole practitioners can apply. The letter has reached over 90,000 and been shared over 700 times.