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Wander Minnesota: Holiday Shopping

With Halloween behind us, the upcoming December holidays bring on a full slate of arts and crafts fairs around the metro. These events take place all year long, but the pre-holiday season finds them at […]

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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RV, Motor Home Sales On The Rise

Don’t be surprised if you notice more RV’s and motor homes out on the highways. While recreational vehicle sales dipped during the recession, buyers are now back. The RV Industry Association says more than 300,000 RV’s are expected to be sold this year.

09/04/2013

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Brutal Spring Hurting Bait & Tackle Shops As Much As 85%

The dreary spring has cast clouds over the fishing business. The St. Croix Outdoors bait and tackle shop said its down 85 percent right, and that the ice-out conditions during the fishing opener was the first punch.

06/05/2013

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This Cool Spring Could Mean Big Sales On Seasonal Clothes

This cold, rainy weather doesn’t really make you want to run out and buy a tank top or flip-flops. In fact, experts say the weather and economy are the two biggest factors when it comes to buying clothes.

05/28/2013

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As Gun Measures Stall, Rural Dems Hold Key

Rural Democrats’ opposition to changing Minnesota’s gun laws casts doubt on what legislation, if any, will pass this year to tackle gun violence.

04/30/2013

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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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Twins Open First-Ever Clubhouse Store

If you’re trying to figure out what to get that sports fan in your life, you’re in luck.

12/02/2012

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Black Friday Creeps Into Thanksgiving Permanently?

This season could mark the end of Black Friday as we know it. For decades, stores have opened their doors in the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving.

11/23/2012

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Spam Sales Strong, Hormel 4Q Profit Rises

Continued strong sales of Spam and Jennie-O products helped Hormel Foods as its net income climbed 13 percent in its fourth fiscal quarter. The Austin, Minn., company also increased its annual dividend by 13 percent to 68 cents per share.

11/20/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

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Target October Sales Figure Rises

Discount retailer Target Corp. says a key revenue measure rose 2.4 percent in October as customers spent more on food and health and beauty items, but the number of people buying items was even with a year ago.

11/01/2012

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Target Key Revenue Figure Up In September

Target says a key revenue figure rose 2.1 percent in September as shoppers picked up back-to-school items and groceries. Analysts expected a 2.2 increase for revenue in stores open at least one year.

10/04/2012

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Supervalu To Close 60 Stores

Supervalu Inc. said Wednesday that will close another 60 underperforming stores as it pushes to turn around its struggling business.

09/05/2012

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Good Question: What Do Vendors Pay To Be At The State Fair?

Everywhere you look at the Minnesota State Fair there’s another vendor, a booth, a stand. According to the fair, there are 1,200 to 1,300 licenses for businesses to operate for 12 days.

08/29/2012

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Target Reports Flat 2Q Profits, But Sales Up

Target is reporting that net income for the second quarter was unchanged, with results dragged down by the retailer’s upcoming move into Canada. Yet customers are again spending money and the cheap chic discounter raised its earnings outlook.

08/15/2012

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3M Net Income Up In 2Q Despite Lower Sales

3M Co., the iconic maker of Post-Its and Scotch Tape, said Thursday it managed a slim increase in second-quarter earnings as cost-cutting offset a revenue shortfall.

07/26/2012

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Wild Selling Old Jerseys For Up To 75 Percent Off

Wild fans were lining up at the Xcel Energy Center this afternoon, this time they weren’t there for Zach Parise or Ryan Suter.

07/10/2012

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Farmington Man Sets Up Manly Garage Sale

For guys who go with their wives to garage sales, there’s usually not much there for them. That’s why Pat Meachem started having an “All Guy Stuff Sale” at his home in Farmington.

06/30/2012

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Target’s 1Q Profits Up 1.2 Percent

Target Corp. reported a 1.2 percent increase in first-quarter profit and raised its earnings forecast for the full year due to strong sales of its food and cheap chic fashions.

05/16/2012

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Target March Sales Figure Up 7.3 Percent

Target Corp. said Thursday a key sales figure rose a better-than-expected 7.3 percent in March, helped by warm weather. The discounter, with headquarters in Minneapolis, boosted its first-quarter earnings outlook based on solid results.

04/05/2012

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14 Charged For Selling Crack In Undercover Investigation

Fourteen people were charged Monday in connection with an alleged cocaine and crack ring in Minneapolis.

03/19/2012

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General Mills Cuts Fiscal 2012 Adj. Profit Outlook

General Mills Inc. is lowering is fiscal 2012 adjusted earnings forecast, saying it experienced softer volumes in the U.S. during December and January.

02/17/2012

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Wimpy Winter Forces ‘No Snow’ Sales

Our lack of snow could be a good thing if you’re looking for some cool winter deals.

02/13/2012

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Harder Than Ever For Teens To Illegally Buy Cigarettes

Minnesota had it best year yet when it comes to stopping sales of cigarettes to underage smokers.

02/03/2012

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