Holiday Season

MOA Entices Holiday Customers With Experience ShoppingMany malls are struggling for customers in the lead up to one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. Online sales and fast checkouts have people staying at home -- and that is why the Mall of America in Bloomington is trying something new to lure customers.
Phil Thompson's Top 5 Holiday Shows This SeasonPhil Thompson, WCCO Mid-Morning's man about town, recommends the following upcoming holiday shows.
Good Question: What's The Markup At Retailers?With Black Friday coming up, potential customers already starting to see some really good deals -- 30, 40, and even 50 percent off. So, do stores make money on these sales? What are the markups? Good Question.
Farmers Say Warm Weather Will Make For Beautiful Christmas Trees This YearSome overachievers may already have done it, but most of us have yet to buy a Christmas Tree this year.
Best 2015 Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaIt’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.
Minnesota Volunteers Bring Struggling Families The 'Best Christmas Ever'It's been said that some of life's biggest blessings come through adversity, and the story of "Best Christmas Ever." They're a small group of volunteers that's trying to bring just that to Minnesota families in need.
DNR Harvesting Governor's Christmas Tree FridayThe Governor's residence in St. Paul will soon look at lot more festive for the holiday season. This morning the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be cutting down a white spruce for the house on Summit Avenue.
Finding Minnesota: Redneck HolidazzleWhile other communities offer fancy, politically correct versions of holiday parades and festivals, the people of Vergas are happy to be a little rough around the edges.
MOA Store Helps You Give While Holiday ShoppingWith the season of giving almost here, many of us will be shopping for our loved ones while also supporting our favorite charities. A new store at the Mall of America allows you to do both at the same time.
Target's 'OCD' Xmas Sweater Spurs Social Media BacklashA number of people are speaking out against a would-be festive sweater design on shelves at Target stores this holiday season. The red sweater features, in large green letters, the tag "OCD," with the explainer "Obsessive Christmas Disorder" underneath.
Need For Tech Workers Helps Bump Holiday Hiring NumbersBelieve it or not, Christmas is seven weeks away. That means a lot of businesses are busy hiring for the holidays. A new survey from the job website CareerBuilder shows 33 percent of companies plan to hire seasonal help this year -- up from 26 percent in 2014.
Wander Minnesota: Ice CastlesIt’s back. A couple of years ago, Ice Castles premiered a couple of years ago at the Mall of America, and now it’s making an appearance at Eden Prairie’s Miller Park.
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