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Willmar, Minn., retailers starting Black Friday on Thursday

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- Across the nation, Black Friday is becoming Black Thursday, and national retailers with stores in Willmar are no exception to that trend.


The local Kmart will be open Thursday, along with the Kandi Carmike 6 movie theater and Chen Garden restaurant in the Kandi Mall, according to the mall's Facebook page.

Walmart is offering local store maps on Facebook for shoppers to plan their trips. Black Friday sales at the Willmar Wal-Mart Supercenter begin at 10 p.m. Thursday. The biggest wave of store openings is at midnight. Both Herberger's department store and the home store in Kandi Mall will open at that time.

Target and Best Buy will also open their doors at midnight.

All Kandi Mall stores will be open by 6 a.m. Friday, with Bath and Body Works opening at 2 a.m.; JCPenney at 3 a.m.; Sears at 4 a.m.; and Kmart, Game Stop and Dunham's opening at 5 a.m. For those seeking gifts for guys on their shopping lists, Home Depot will open at 5 a.m. and Menards at 6 a.m.

Today's West Central Tribune is stuffed with Black Friday advertisements, coupons and inserts. An extra 4,000 copies of the paper will be printed today to meet customer demand, making today's issue the largest and best-selling edition of the year. Because of its size, single copies of the Tribune are being sold for $1.50 today, the same price as the Tribune's weekend edition.