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Published November 06, 2013, 08:55 PM

Majority owner of Fargo's KVRR-TV dies at age 85

MINNEAPOLIS – Myron Kunin, majority owner of local Fox television affiliate KVRR, died Oct. 30 at age 85 after a yearlong battle with leukemia.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

MINNEAPOLIS – Myron Kunin, majority owner of local Fox television affiliate KVRR, died Oct. 30 at age 85 after a yearlong battle with leukemia.

Kunin also owned KDLT in Sioux Falls, S.D., and KQDS in Duluth, Minn., and 24 Midwest radio stations with his minority business partner and friend, Ro Grignon of Fargo.

“He was a dear friend, companion and certainly a businessman,” Grignon said. “We loved him and will miss him dearly.”

Kunin was perhaps best known for establishing Regis Corp., the multi-billion dollar chain of hair salons.

Kunin was born in Minneapolis, the son of a Russian barber and beautician. In 1958, he bought his father’s beauty salon business and developed it into the Regis Corp. empire, which now owns or franchises more than 10,000 locations.

He was also known as an avid art collector and philanthropist.

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