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Douglas Dayton, Founder Of Target Stores, Uncle Of Governor, Dies

Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88. Dayton’s wife, Wendy Dayton, confirmed his death Sunday. She said the resident of Wayzata, west of Minneapolis, died Friday after a long battle with cancer. Douglas James Dayton was the youngest of George Nelson Dayton’s five sons who took over the family’s downtown Minneapolis department store from their father in 1948. Douglas Dayton started working in the family business after serving in an Army infantry division in Europe during World War II, where he was injured and received a Purple Heart.

07/06/2013

Target shopping carts sit in the parking lot outside of a Target store in Daly City, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Teacher: Target Worker Snubs Student Shopping

A northeast Ohio middle school teacher says an employee at a local Target store told her she couldn’t shop with about 25 students buying items for charity.

12/14/2011

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Missoni fashions Rock Target On-line And In Stores

The Missoni fashion brand has never been hotter than yesterday, when Target stores were blitzed and on-line demand overloaded the retailer.

09/14/2011

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Judge: Gay Rights Group Can Canvass Outside Target

A judge ruled Thursday that a San Diego pro-gay marriage group can continue canvassing outside of Target stores in California, but the group’s volunteers must stay 30 feet away from store entrances and canvass at just one entrance at a time.

04/07/2011

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