For the dedicated shoppers of Black Friday, you are likely reading this newspaper after a long night and morning getting to all those good buys.

Now is a time to think about the real buys out there. It is Small Business Saturday and their slogan this year is "Shop Small Y'All."

We think that is a great idea and encourage you to look around on Small Business Saturday at many of the small retailers across west central Minnesota.

Those mom-and-pop retailers on your local Main Street have some great buys scheduled Saturday. Last year, more than 100 million people shopped at their local retail stores.

You will find some unique and valuable options for gifts on your holiday list.

In addition, you will often find small businesses in very focused on excellent customer service.

So go out Saturday in Benson, Granite Falls, Litchfield, New London, Paynesville, Spicer, Olive, Willmar and the rest of west central Minnesota to "Shop Small Y'All"