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Best Toy Stores In Minnesota

Spend a fun afternoon at any of these fantastic toy stores.

05/06/2014

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Local Store Develops Toys For Children With Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and with so many children now impacted by the disorder, toy companies have taken notice. A local store has partnered with St. David’s Center to develop Autism-specific toys.

04/01/2014

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Creative KidStuff: Local Business 32 Years And Running

It started as a small neighborhood toy shop in south Minneapolis and over the last 32 years, it’s become one of the top rated specialty toy stores in the country. Creative KidStuff has locations all over the Twin Cities metro and in airports around the country. Now they’ve opened a new location in St. Louis Park.

02/20/2014

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Hopes Are High For Shops On ‘Small Business Saturday’

The Black Friday holiday shopping blitz has now stretched into a four-day shopping excursion. For mom and pop stores, the competition is bigger than ever. Sara Moulton spent Small Business Saturday shopping at one of her local favorites in Minneapolis, Patina. “The big stores are taking over holidays,” Moulton said. “I just love supporting local businesses and giving back to the community.” Patina manager Karin Tepparo says they don’t tout deep discounts, but instead rely on their one-of-a-kind items to bring in customers.

11/30/2013

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Holiday Shopping Advice: Don’t Shop On Weekends

This season, holiday shopping will be a bit different, and some days will be better than others. There are six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, shortening prime selling season. That could mean bigger crowds.

11/25/2013

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Average Family Looks To Spend $1,000 This Holiday, Survey Says

It’s not even Halloween, but some folks are already thinking about holiday spending. The decorations are up at many stores, and Discover Card just released its annual holiday spending survey.

10/30/2013

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Connecting Kids With Autism With Toys That Help Them Grow

Raising a child with autism presents a special set of challenges. Finding the right toys to promote learning and fun can be a struggle — without help.

04/25/2013

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State, Federal Proposals Seek To Add Tax To Online Sales

Consumers may not like it, but a lot of small businesses say it will help them survive. We’re talking about state sales tax being applied to online purchases.

04/24/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In Minnesota

Relive the struggles between the force and the dark side for Star Wars Day.

04/22/2013

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Stores Packed With Last-Minute Shoppers

If you’re heading out to the stores this weekend – be ready for long lines and busy stores.

12/22/2012

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Rainy Winter Weather Dampens Holiday Shopping

Winter weather tried to slow down another big shopping weekend, causing consumers to grab their umbrellas in December. With nine shopping days to go until Christmas, it’s fair to say that Mother Nature has terrible timing.

12/15/2012

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Keeping It Green In The Playroom

It seems the push to go green is everywhere — even on the shelves at the toy store. WCCO caught up with a local toy maker and talked to some parents to find out if they’re buying into this trend.

05/01/2012

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Twin Cities Company Launches Toy Line For Kids With Autism

The popular Twin Cities toy company, Creative KidStuff, has launched a selection of toys for children with autism as part of Autism Awareness month in April.

04/06/2012

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MN Woman Makes Earth-Friendly Easter Eggs

A Twin Cities woman has a new take on the annual Easter egg hunt. She still uses the colorful eggs, but she doesn’t want them to be found years later in a landfill.

03/31/2012

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Get A Jump On Holiday Toy Shopping Now

If you think now is too soon to start think about the holiday shopping season, tell that to retailers. There are less than 300 days left to think about what to buy.

03/05/2012

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