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Target, Best Buy Join ‘Thanksgiving Creep’

More and more stores are announcing that they’ll be open on Thanksgiving, and some will even be opening earlier. It’s a phenomena some call the “Thanksgiving creep.” On Monday, Target announced they would open on 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving – an hour earlier than last year. Another hometown company, Best Buy, will open even earlier, at 6 p.m.

11/11/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Star Skater + Video Production Phenom = Carolyn Draayer

I laughed at the use of “possibly” and “try.” “My goal is to possibly try to get hired at a studio or a video production house,” Carolyn Draayer said. It was a preposterous statement, as the Gustavus junior’s knack for video production should inevitably have studios hustling to try and get her on board.

11/08/2013

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Paul Bunyan Pitching In On MNsure Push

The leaders of MNsure unveiled a new marketing campaign featuring two Minnesota icons that will run for the next month. The campaign features folk hero Paul Bunyan and his faithful companion Babe in a series of unfortunate mishaps along with a twist on familiar slogan, “Minnesota: Land of 10,000 reasons to get health insurance.”

08/18/2013

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Victoria Secret Controversy

Victoria Secret has a new product that is likely not going to go over well with parents.

03/26/2013

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New Help In Hunt For Missing MN Man In Mexico

The wife of Mark Stoneberg, who has been missing off the coach of Puerto Vallarta since Tuesday when he went body surfing, says there’s renewed hope in the search.

03/02/2013

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Record-Breaking Cyber Monday Sales Projected

If many of your co-workers seemed a little less productive today you might chalk it up to online shopping. Monday is affectionately known as Cyber Monday – when retailers put deals online that are simply too good to pass up.

11/26/2012

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Politics Of Marketing — Support Of The Marriage Amendment

For two decades, Stan Genedek has made buildings crumble across Minnesota. The man behind Mendota Heights-based Genedek Landscaping and Excavation is used to receiving job requests and questions from advice-seekers around the state every day.

10/10/2012

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Study: Sugary Drinks, Greatest Source Of Added Sugars

Kids love sugary drinks, but an eye-opening new report, just released Monday morning, has some disturbing findings.

10/31/2011

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Target’s Head Of Marketing Leaves

Target Corp.’s head of marketing is leaving the company, the retailer announced Monday.

10/03/2011

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Target Faces Backlash From Customers Looking For Missoni

An all-out marketing blitz online, in magazines and in the blogosphere had shoppers ready for the debut of the very high-end Missoni line at Target stores.

09/14/2011