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Laurel Iverson, owner of the Bead Jam in New London, is pictured in her store Nov. 17. She said she likes the shop small movement because it promotes small town businesses without boycotting the big box stores that offer good deals on Black Friday. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

After the Friday frenzy, west central Minn. shoppers urged to turn their attention to Main Street businesses

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Shopping on Black Friday has become a Thanksgiving tradition nearly as hallowed as turkey and stuffing and giving thanks. But what happens the next day -- the Saturday after Thanksgiving -- is becoming an incr-easingly popular day for shopping at small, locally-owned stores.


A campaign, dubbed "Small Business Saturday" was initiated last year by American Express.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750