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Tuesday A.M. Report

Labor board charges Regis with worker intimidation, Minnesota Wild ticket prices rank sixth in NHL, and Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity names business exec as ops chief.

Labor board charges Regis with worker intimidation: Salon chain Regis Corp. has been accused of illegal worker intimidation by the National Labor Relations Board. The federal panel alleges that the Edina-based hair care company solicited written pledges from employees to not sign union authorization cards and threatened their jobs. The labor board said CEO Paul Finkelstein warned workers via a DVD that those who supported organization efforts would be blacklisted in the industry, and that a district manager said workers could lose their jobs if they didn’t sign the pledges. Read full story

Wild ticket prices rank sixth in NHL: Minnesota Wild tickets aren’t quite as hard to come by as they used to be, but they still ain’t cheap. The Wild’s average non-premium ticket price of $62.63 ranks sixth among the NHL’s 30 teams, according to Team Marketing Report, a Chicago sports marketing research firm. This year’s prices are up 2.6 percent from a year ago. The average ticket price leaguewide is $54.25, up 4.4 percent from last season. Read full story

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity names business executive as ops chief: Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has tapped an experienced executive as its new chief operating officer starting next year. Habitat announced that Mary Schumacher will take on the newly formed role on Jan. 1. Schumacher will report to Habitat President Susan Haigh. Schumacher is currently a senior vice president and general manager for the Bayport-based window and door maker Andersen Corp., which has partnered with Habitat for more than a decade. Read full story