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The last-minute holiday shoppers at area stores on Monday were mostly male customers, and one of the owners of Elmquist Jewelers said that is the norm. In fact, some men do the same thing every year and seem to enjoy the excitement of the time crunch. Kevin Hanson, left, is assisted Monday by Greta Marti at Elmquist Jewelers in downtown Willmar as he shops for a Pandora charm. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

Shoppers in last-minute rush at area retailers


WILLMAR — Monday, the panic began to set in for last-minute Christmas shoppers.

And though it’s a cliché to say men wait until the last minute, retailers in the area said they were indeed seeing a lot of male customers on Monday.

Many said their last-minute sales would be topping off their good sales leading up to the holiday this year.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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