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What Will We Spend This Holiday Season?

A new holiday shopping survey shows people plan to spend more this holiday shopping season, but for the first time ever, stores are not the first place people are going. Most consumers, who were surveyed by the finance company Deloitte, said the Internet is their top shopping destination.

10/22/2013

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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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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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What Is The Best Way To Make And Keep A Budget?

Should tracking your money be a part of your daily routine? Budgeting is more important now than ever before, but one study found 32 percent of us put together a monthly budget and only 30 percent have a long-term financial plan.

08/12/2013

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Electronic Devices A Major Chunk Of Back-To-School Spending

There are plenty of summer days still ahead, but retailers are already eyeing the fall return to classrooms and to campus. A new survey shows that for about one in four families, back-to-school and back-to-college shopping is already underway.

07/22/2013

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Buying Prescription Glasses Online: Worth The Savings?

On average, a person will pay about $200 for a pair of prescription glasses. Add on a designer name and fancy frames and you’ll pay much more. But, some glasses are selling online for as little as $7. WCCO wondered how they measure up.

07/08/2013

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Ridgedale Center Adds H&M, 5 New Retailers

After announcing plans to open a Nordstrom in 2015, Ridgedale Center said they’re also adding six new retailers, plus two remodeled existing stores.

06/18/2013

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DeBlog: Locally-Made Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Buying a gift for dad on Father’s Day is always the hardest of any holidays for me. There’s something about dads that can be challenging: my dad always says that he has everything, and he never has any good ideas of things he wants.

06/13/2013

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Best Places To Buy Mother’s Day Gifts In Minnesota

Check out this list of our top picks for places in Minnesota to find Mother’s Day gifts this year.

04/30/2013

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Target Apologizes For Labeling Plus-Size Dress ‘Manatee Gray’

Target has apologized to customers after some took issue with how clothing meant for plus-sized shoppers was labeled.

04/05/2013

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 3-29!

The guys that brought you the WHISTING MEDLEY are back with an ode to HIP HOP.

03/29/2013

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Winter Gear Deals Are Aplenty As Shops Shift To Spring

While winter won’t be over for another six weeks, deals on cold weather gear are getting hot. Hats, Jackets, even boots are 25-50 percent off.

02/02/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Ax-Man Surplus

Cabin fever setting in? The impending return of the frigid temps got you down? Can’t shake the winter doldrums? You just need to take a little trip to Ax-Man Surplus.

01/29/2013

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Best Stationery Stores In Minnesota

In a world of email and texts, a well-written note or letter is a rare sighting. For those who still appreciate the old-school art, finding just the right paper is often the first step. From funky to pretty to delicate, there are plenty of perfect paper options out there. Check out these places around the Twin Cities to find the paper goods that meet your needs and share your love of the perfect note!

01/29/2013

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Bakk Talks Sales Tax Rebate For Out-Of-State MOA Shoppers

Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan to extend the state sales tax to clothing has drawn strong opposition from the Mall of America, which attracts out-of-state visitors with the promise of tax-free purchases.

01/23/2013

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