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Serious Illnesses, Target Layoff Challenge Hugo Family

A Hugo mother is in a situation you almost have to hear to believe. She and her husband are both fighting illnesses. And she is one of the 2,000 Target corporate employees who lost their jobs earlier this year. This is the first week she won’t receive a paycheck.

05/20/2015

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Target Beating Wal-Mart In Race For Turnaround

Target is reporting a 52 percent increase in its first-quarter profit on solid sales of fashion and baby items, offering evidence that its efforts to spruce up its merchandise are paying off. The retailer, based in Minneapolis, also boosted the top end of its annual profit outlook.

05/20/2015

Target Store Opens On Site Of Formerly Infamous Chicago Housing Projects Cabrini Green

Report: Target To Focus On Healthier Food Options

Target is making a major shift. It’s looking to get away from packaged products and focus more on healthier grocery options, according to the Wall Street Journal.

05/19/2015

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9 Indicted In Cellphone Trafficking Scheme

Nine Twin Cities area people have been indicted in a multimillion dollar cellphone trafficking scheme. The indictments made public Thursday say homeless people were recruited to buy the cellphones using stolen identities and then sign up for a service plan that gave them the phone at a reduced cost. Authorities say the phones were shipped to Hong Kong and sold on the street for as much as $2,000.

05/15/2015

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Target Corp. Cuts 140 More Jobs

Another 100 people lost their jobs at Target Corporate offices on Thursday, as a continuation of its corporate structuring. The jobs eliminated were administrative assistant positions.

04/30/2015

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Lilly Pulitzer’s Family Couldn’t Beat The Rush At Target

Lilly Pulitzer’s own family couldn’t beat the “Pink Sunday” rush for the brightly colored limited edition collection at Target.

04/21/2015

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A Minn. Toddler’s Story Is Changing The Advertising Industry

A Stillwater toddler with Down syndrome made quite an impression when she appeared in a Target ad last December. Izzy Bradley was chosen after the retailer put out a call for children with disabilities to take part in a photo shoot. The ad and the news coverage about Izzy went viral, and now many more retailers are looking for kids like her.

04/20/2015

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Running Out Of Time: Limited-Time Deals Can Be Limiting

Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting.

04/20/2015

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Target Apologizes For Issues Following Lilly Pulitzer Collection Launch

Target saw its highly-anticipated Lilly Pulitzer collection fly off online and physical stores shelves Sunday, and shoppers took to social media to complain about website issues, lack of stock, and other shoppers who bought pieces of the collection by the handful.

04/19/2015

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Target Settles Data Breach Lawsuit With MasterCard For $19M

Target and MasterCard say they’ve agreed to settle lawsuits over the discounter’s pre-Christmas 2013 massive data breach. Target said late Wednesday it has set aside up to $19 million pretax for MasterCard issuers who were caught in the data breach that compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.

04/15/2015

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Target Names New Head Of Food Business

Target Corp. has named a 20-year grocery and consumer product industry veteran to help revamp the retail chain’s food business. The Minneapolis-based retailer said Monday that it has hired Anne Dament to the role of senior vice president, merchandising.

04/13/2015

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Minnesota Walmart Employees Earning At Least $9 An Hour

Every Walmart employee in Minnesota is now earning at least $9 an hour. The pay raises for more than 7,700 Minnesotans went into effect last Saturday.

04/08/2015

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Report: Target Among Top Companies With CPSC-Flagged Products

Target is one of the top offenders when it comes to selling dangerous products, according to a recent report obtained by Bloomberg. The report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found Dollar Tree to have the most violations.

04/08/2015

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Target To Shutter Last Of Canadian Stores By April 12

Target will close the last of its 133 Canadian stores by April 12, a little more than two years after the U.S. retailer crossed the border on its first international expansion.

04/02/2015

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4 Things To Know: GermanWings Crash Update, The Frozen Four & More

These are the four things you need to know about for Friday, March 27, including a case-breaking update in the French Alps plane crash, and the Gophers’ appearance in the “Frozen Four” NCAA Hockey Tournament.

03/27/2015

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Judge OKs $10 Million Settlement In Target Data Breach

Minneapolis-based Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit after the massive 2013 data breach. While Target has agreed to pay, it still needs to be approved by a federal judge. This could happen later Thursday morning.

03/19/2015

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4 Things To Know: March Madness, Target Settlement & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, March 19. They include a large class action settlement, and the string of games you’re going to be watching over the next few weeks.

03/19/2015

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Target Extends Return Policy To 1 Year On Company Brands, Gift Registry

Target Corp. announced Wednesday that the discount retailer is expanding its return policy from 90 days to one year for purchases of all Target-owned and exclusive brands.

03/18/2015

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Postmodern Architect Graves, Who Had Target Goods Line, Dies

Celebrated architect Michael Graves, who created whimsical postmodern structures and later became well known to the masses for designing products for people with disabilities and household goods such as whistling Alessi teakettles and stainless steel colanders for sale at Target and other stores, died Thursday. He was 80.

03/12/2015

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Postmodern Architect Graves, Who Had Target Goods Line, Dies

An architect who designed modern and whimsical postmodern structures and later household goods sold at Minneapolis-based Target stores has died in New Jersey. Michael Graves was 80 years old. Spokeswoman Michelle DiLello says Graves died of natural causes Thursday in his longtime hometown of Princeton.

03/12/2015

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Target Layoffs Raise Questions Over Tax Subsidies

This week, Target laid off 1,700 people who work at its headquarters in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.
Both communities have given the company millions of dollars in tax subsidies.

03/12/2015

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Small Downtown Business Braces For Impact Following Target Layoffs

The massive layoffs at Target headquarters will be felt throughout downtown Minneapolis after 1,700 people lost their jobs on Tuesday.

03/11/2015

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Grim Tuesday At Target Corp. As 1,700 Lose Their Jobs

A new round of layoffs will reportedly begin Tuesday at Target’s Minneapolis headquarters, one day after Gov. Mark Dayton met with the company’s CEO. Employees said that a couple dozen upper managers were let go on Monday.

03/10/2015

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A Short History Of Target

Target’s massive workforce reduction is the latest milestone in a company that has long and colorful history in Minnesota. The Dayton Company, which had popular department stores throughout the Twin Cities, decided to launch something new in 1961 — a discount chain.

03/10/2015

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4 Things To Know: Frat Busted, Target Layoffs, & More

These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Tuesday, March 10. They include the University of Oklahoma fraternity that was busted after being caught saying a racist chant, and Uber’s promise to boost gender parity in their driving force.

03/10/2015

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