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Shoppers Keep It Local On 'Small Business Saturday'Managing a local business runs in the family for Angela Lessman. "I was around it my whole childhood," Lessman said. "I grew up in a store. My parents had a store for consignment for artists in Door County, Wisconsin."
Rep. Ellison Tours Small Businesses In Push For Paid Sick TimeRep. Keith Ellison led a walking tour in Minneapolis to show his support for small businesses and their employees, as workers and business owners push for a city-wide earned sick and fair scheduling ordinance.
Moorhead DQ Makes Up Its Own Ice Cream RulesThe Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs.
Free Symposium Held To Help Vets Do Better BusinessMinnesota veterans are learning about owning and running their own businesses. The Association of the United States Army and U.S. Bank got together Wednesday to present a free symposium for veterans.
Hopes Are High For Shops On ‘Small Business Saturday’The Black Friday holiday shopping blitz has now stretched into a four-day shopping excursion. For mom and pop stores, the competition is bigger than ever. Sara Moulton spent Small Business Saturday shopping at one of her local favorites in Minneapolis, Patina. "The big stores are taking over holidays," Moulton said. "I just love supporting local businesses and giving back to the community." Patina manager Karin Tepparo says they don't tout deep discounts, but instead rely on their one-of-a-kind items to bring in customers.
Support Independent Stores With Small Business SaturdayFirst, it started with Black Friday. Then, there was Cyber Monday. Now, there's also Small Business Saturday.
Minn., IRS Hold Class On Avoiding Money LaunderingMinnesota and IRS officials are schooling those who handle the cash on how to avoid money laundering.
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