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During her workday Wednesday at Target in Willmar, Stacy Neumeister makes sure that everything is in order in the aisles most beloved by the tots. Retailers are pulling out all the stops for the holiday shopping season, and the deals begin long before the traditional Black Friday after Thanksgiving. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

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WILLMAR -- At Ken's Casuals in downtown Willmar, the holiday decorating was done and the finishing touches were being placed on the store's float for the Holidaze parade on Saturday.

"Now we just need the people," said Pam Klein, co-owner of the store.

From deep discounts to layaway plans to extended hours, retailers are pulling out the stops to entice shoppers into the stores.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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