With only a pair of days still left until Christmas, analysts are already predicting a milestone shopping season for retailers. This past weekend alone added up to the biggest two-day sales period ever, totaling $42 billon. Of course many shoppers aren’t finished yet.
Looking for an excuse to go to the Holidazzle Holiday Market in downtown Minneapolis? Here’s one: free admission on Christmas Eve.
Thousands of packages that were expected to arrive on Christmas Eve didn’t make it to their destinations. UPS, the world’s largest package delivery service, told CNN that they made a miscalculation, underestimating the number of packages they needed to ship. UPS officials say demand for packages was much higher than they expected, and their system was overwhelmed.
A North Minneapolis woman uses her birthday to help and empower others. Colette Benettie, her family and her close friends donate their time on Christmas Eve to put together a luncheon at Harriet Tubman’s Battered Women’s shelter in Minneapolis.
Minnesotans are dealing with arctic cold heading into Christmas Eve. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for west-central Minnesota through noon Tuesday. The rest of the state is under a wind chill advisory.
An East Bethel teenager is a picture of the holiday season of giving, donating her entire paycheck to buy Christmas gifts for more than 50 homeless Minnesotans.
Christmas is one week away, but the National Retail Federation says about half of us haven’t finished our shopping and 14 percent haven’t even started. “I’m just lazy,” said Mohammed Abdelfathah of Fridley. “I say I’ll do it in another hour, then another hour, then tomorrow.”
A 21-year-old man has been charged with assault after a Christmas Eve shooting in a discount store parking lot left one person injured.
A man from Alexandria got a very unusual Christmas present Friday, and it all started with a Facebook post.
A 9-year-old boy lost all his belongings in a house fire on Christmas Eve, but on Wednesday he received a special gift.
A Minneapolis family of fourteen had something to smile about Tuesday after losing their home to a massive fire Christmas Eve morning.
A Minneapolis family is wondering where they will stay after they lost everything in a house fire on the morning of Christmas Eve.
A Minneapolis family doesn’t know where to celebrate Christmas after their house was destroyed by a fire Monday morning. No one was seriously hurt, but the home was a near total loss.
Saint Grand struck again Monday.
A goat that went on the lam from a Minnesota nativity scene on Christmas Eve has been found safe.