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Crowds a block long stand outside Best Buy in Willmar before the store opened at 5 a.m. Shoppers were looking for bargains during Black Friday, signaling the start of the Christmas shopping season. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Early morning shoppers on the prowl for the best bargains


WILLMAR -- With a tough economy and fewer dollars to spend, shoppers were looking for bargains during the mad rush of Christmas shopping known as Black Friday.

It was obvious that many scored. Big time.

"I saved like $150," said Greg Francis, 16, of Willmar, who was grinning from ear-to-ear after just purchasing a new entertainment system from Best Buy.

Of course he did pay in other ways for that deal.

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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.
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