The cold is keeping people away from what makes winter in Minnesota wonderful. Outdoor ice rinks are free for people to use, but below-zero wind chills are keeping them away. For businesses that count on snow to turn a profit, the string of days below zero has impacted the bottom line.
With crazy opening hours, excited crowds and the thrill of the hunt all mixed together, doing a little Black Friday shopping can be a big adventure while you burn off all of those Thanksgiving-meal calories. Check out this list of places in Minnesota where you can find some of the best deals around.
It only took a few years living in Wisconsin for me to realize just how lucky we are in the Twin Cities when it comes to retail centers.