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Records published Oct. 27
Turf wars: NLS plan to upgrade football field under scrutiny
Dayton fails to visit all 87 counties in 86 days
Spicer man charged with kidnapping in alleged violent assault of woman
Man injured in Atwater electrical accident
Analyst: Zimmer tackle rotation versus Eagles 'horrible'
Wild's Niederreiter gaining confidence on new line
Conley, Grizzlies hold off Timberwolves
Roundup: Ridgewater sees win streak end in tough five-set match
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
Melissa Heen Peterson
Francis H. "Fran" Uhlenkamp
Colleen Thomson Michels letter: Schwantes is committed to public service
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Suzie Richter letter: Get informed, then go and vote
Ryan Rauenhorst letter: Lang will hold true to his values
Election letter deadline is Nov. 2
November 30, 2015
Heavy Cyber Monday traffic knocks Target.com offline
Discount retailer Target Corp's website was down due to heavy traffic on Cyber Monday. Shoppers looking for bargains on Target.com were greeted...
November 30, 2015 - 11:04am
November 27, 2015
VIDEO: Black Friday crowds fall short
CHICAGO/PITTSBURGH —America’s annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year as U.S. retailers’ discounts on...
November 27, 2015 - 10:38pm
October 5, 2015
Deals start early as retailers gear up for potentially difficult shopping season
NEW YORK - U.S. retailers enter the holiday season vowing to control discounting that has wreaked havoc on their results in the past, but competition between stores, consumers trained to expect discounts and a still-recovering economy point to a difficult year. The holidays...
October 5, 2015 - 11:31am
November 30, 2014
Holiday weekend store sales fall on early discounts, online growth
Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store U.S. sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average...
November 30, 2014 - 10:32pm
November 28, 2014
‘Shop small’: Locally owned businesses hope holiday shoppers keep buying today
WILLMAR — Cullen’s Home Store in Willmar had a larger sales day on Small Business Saturday last year than it did on Black Friday, and that’s happened for the past three years. Owner Rick Dahle said he’s hoping to see the same thing this year. Small Business Saturday, started...
November 28, 2014 - 11:44pm
November 27, 2014
Bargain hunters begin the hunt for deals Thanksgiving evening
WILLMAR — Sue Tollefson of Granite Falls was among hundreds of deal-hungry shoppers snapping up the bargains Thursday night at the JCPenney...
November 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
January 9, 2014
Discounts slam retailers' holiday season profits
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many large U.S. retailers slashed their earnings forecasts on Thursday because of steep discounts they offered during the holidays to persuade reluctant consumers.
January 9, 2014 - 2:08pm
December 26, 2013
U.S. holiday sales better than last year: MasterCard Advisors
(Reuters) - Sales during the 2013 U.S. holiday season grew from a year earlier as retailers used higher discounts and promotions to attract customers in a season with fewer shopping days, according to MasterCard Advisors. Holiday sales between November 1 and December 24 rose 2.3...
December 26, 2013 - 2:31pm
December 24, 2013
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...
December 24, 2013 - 7:00am
December 16, 2013
Snowstorm unlikely to hurt holiday sales, analysts say
(Reuters) - The snowstorm that hit the Northeast and Midwest this past weekend is unlikely to hurt overall holiday sales, analysts say, even as the shorter shopping season makes every day crucial for retailers. The season, which has six fewer days than last year because of a late...
December 16, 2013 - 7:59am
December 9, 2013
Kids shop with cops to find Christmas gifts for family
WILLMAR — Jimena Vela was one of 20 kids and Jennifer Williams was one of 20 law enforcement officers who participated in the annual Shop With...
December 9, 2013 - 3:13am
December 2, 2013
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earlier than usual online holiday discounts are expected to dampen today's Cyber Monday sales in the United States.
December 2, 2013 - 12:30pm
Holiday weekend sales dip on discounts; e-commerce jumps
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heavy discounting took a toll on U.S. retail sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers spent almost 3 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group.
December 2, 2013 - 7:24am
November 26, 2013
Local guide to holiday shopping on its way: Tribune’s Wednesday edition is super-sized
WILLMAR — Your instruction manual for Christmas shopping is on its way, and it’s sure to make a bigger splash than the Shenzhou capsule that...
November 26, 2013 - 6:53am
Take control of holiday spending: Finance counselor says make a budget, start shopping early
It’s amazing how easy it is to go overboard during the holidays. We all tell ourselves, “I am not going to overspend, overeat or overcommit”...
November 26, 2013 - 2:59am