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Holidays

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Target To Hire Fewer Seasonal Holiday Workers

Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.

09/20/2013

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Paddy’s Day Parade 2013: Fifty Degrees Cooler Than 2012

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrations weren’t like last year’s, especially weather-wise.

03/16/2013

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Best Buy 4th Quarter Loss Narrows

Best Buy Co. says its fourth-quarter loss narrowed as it cut costs to offset nearly flat sales during the key holiday quarter. It also says a deadline passed without a bid from its co-founder, Richard Schulze.

03/01/2013

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Best Buy Shares Jump On Holiday Results

Struggling consumer electronics chain Best Buy said Friday that a key revenue metric declined during the critical holiday season. But its flat performance in the U.S. was better than the past several quarters, and online revenue showed strong growth.

01/11/2013

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Christmas Tree Drought Hits Hard In Midwest

Analysts predict that Americans will buy 30 million Christmas trees this year, but in the Midwest Christmas tree farmers have been hit hard by the drought, which could wreak havoc on next year’s crop.

12/24/2012

Retailers Hope For Strong Christmas Season

Last-Minute Shopping? Join The Crowd

It’s Christmas Eve and many procrastinators still have some shopping to get done. Malls and shopping centers in the Twin Cities have been packed this holiday shopping season.

12/24/2012

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Holidays Can Be Hard When You’ve Lost A Loved One

When you’ve lost a loved one, getting through the holidays can be very emotional and painful. But there are some ways to cope with the sadness.

12/23/2012

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Wander Minnesota: Making Spirits Bright

One of my favorite places to visit this time of year is the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, because it’s the time of year when the Arboretum’s staff and volunteers put on the annual holiday extravaganza known as Making Spirits Bright.

12/21/2012

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Last Minute Tips For Your Gift Wrapping

Christmas is just a few days away now, and odds are pretty good you’re either finished or nearly done with your shopping. But once you have your presents, you still need to figure out how to wrap them.

12/21/2012

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Good Question: Are We Buying More Than We Used To?

In the next couple of days, many of us will be crowded into stores to finish buying gifts for our loved ones.

12/20/2012

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Helping Families Cope With Grief During The Holiday Season

For those who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be the most difficult time of the year.

12/20/2012

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Mistletoe Guy Hosts ‘Kissmas’ For Charity

If the 12 days of Christmas are too pricey for you (and, at last check, they probably were), you could always opt instead for the 12 days of “Kissmas.”

12/20/2012

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Behind The Scenes Of Ordway’s ‘Elf’

If you’re looking to goose your holiday spirit, the Ordway Theater in St. Paul is hosting “Elf,” a Broadway adaptation of the Will Ferrell movie.

12/19/2012

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Expert Says Holidays Bring On Depression For Some

With Christmas approaching, some of us will be reunited with family members we haven’t seen in a long time. Some of you may be looking forward to that, while others are dreading it.

12/19/2012

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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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