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Best Buy Opening Its Doors At 6 P.M. On Thanksgiving

Black Friday shopping at Best Buy will kick off at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company said in a release. Stores will then remain open until 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Best Buy said customers wanted to shop on Thanksgiving evening last year, so the Richfield-based company is catering to that trend.

11/08/2013

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New CEO Single-Handedly Turning Best Buy Around

Best Buy has a new strategy and is excited about the holiday shopping season. But just 12 months ago, many business analysts wondered if the iconic Minnesota retailer would even survive. The stock was in free fall, the former CEO was accused of having an affair with an employee and was ousted, and the founder of the company was attempting a hostile takeover.

11/06/2013

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Early Snow Spruces Up Your Christmas Tree

Tuesday night’s snow may be the best thing that could’ve happened to your future Christmas tree. Growing Christmas trees can take a lot of patience and Deb Krueger of Krueger’s Christmas trees knows it well.

11/05/2013

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Your Holiday Hints Gifts For Young Children

If you are looking for some of the best holiday gift ideas to give for your kids, look no further than YourHolidayHints.com. You’ll find the top holiday gift ideas and plenty of ways to save with digital coupons from top retailers.

11/04/2013

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Thanksgiving Airfare: Every Day You Wait Is An Extra $5

While Thanksgiving is still more than a month away, travel experts said you should’ve started solidifying your travel plans — yesterday. Travel websites predict the average cost for a round-trip ticket this year will be $415. That’s a jump of nearly 7 percent from last year.

10/16/2013

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Man Charged After Taking 2 Hostage In Gas Station

The 31-year-old Burnsville man who allegedly held two people at gunpoint during a standoff at a Burnsville gas station on Saturday has been charged. Ariel Luis Barnett was charged Tuesday in Dakota County for two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of kidnapping.

09/10/2013

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Good Question: What’s The Story Behind Rosh Hashanah?

It’s estimated about 40,000 to 50,000 Minnesotans are Jewish. And on Thursday, many of them went to services or spent time with family to celebrate an important holiday – Rosh Hashanah. “It’s our new year. It’s the start of a new beginning,” said Madeline Grolnick just after she attended services at Temple Israel in uptown Minneapolis.

09/05/2013

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Holiday Hiring Already In August? You Bet

The State Fair is still a week away, but stores are already thinking ahead to winter. From the decorations to the seasonal hiring, the holidays are trending earlier and earlier each year. Michael Hagie, owner of the 50th and France boutique Gather, said inquiries for holiday gifts started months ago.

08/14/2013

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WWII Vets, Politicians & ‘CCO Faces Shine In Minnesotan Parades

The winter and spring may have been cold and wet, but Independence Day has proven worth the wait for many Minnesotans. It has been a beautiful Fourth of July already, and the great weather weekend is just beginning.

07/04/2013

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Tips To Have A Safe Holiday Weekend

The combination of great weather this week and a national holiday Thursday means many of us will be enjoying ourselves outdoors. But accidents happen, so make sure you have quick access to a few essential first aid supplies.

07/03/2013

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Metro Holiday Gas Stations Experiment With E85 Pricing

BLOOMINGTON (WCCO) — If you drive a flex-fuel vehicle, at what price point will you pull in and fill up with E85? That’s what Holiday is trying to determine at select gas stations across the […]

04/22/2013

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Lunds’ Cupcakes Improve Your Holiday Treat Lineup

Are you tired of Christmas cookies, or maybe just sick of not making them as well as your mom?

12/22/2012

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How To Manage Childrens’ Holiday Gift Expectations

According to a study by the American Research Group, Americans will spend an average of $854 in holiday gifts.

12/11/2012

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Cyber Monday Winners With Rebecca Jarvis Of CBS

CBS business reporter Rebecca Jarvis joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News

11/29/2012

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Alexander Ramsey’s Home: Decked Out For The Holidays

At Alexander Ramsey’s home, you can check out the sights and sounds of Christmas during the Victorian Era.

11/24/2012

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