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West Metro
December 14, 2018
Minnesota's first indoor skydiving center opening near Ridgedale

Minnesota's first indoor skydiving center opening near Ridgedale

There's no plane but flyers will experience wind speeds of 150 miles per hour at the new iFly.
Business
December 13, 2018
New Aldi moves into former Rainbow Foods in Minneapolis – just blocks from another Aldi

New Aldi moves into former Rainbow Foods in Minneapolis – just blocks from another Aldi

The new store near Hiawatha and Laike is brightly lit with generously-sized aisles and more space for refrigerated goods.
West Metro
December 7, 2018

Plymouth holiday light show shimmers again with good neighbors' help

Plymouth holiday light show shimmers again with good neighbors' help
Business
December 6, 2018
HOM Furniture expands into central Wisconsin

HOM Furniture expands into central Wisconsin

Store in Wausau, Wisc., to open this spring, the 17th location in five Midwestern states.
West Metro
November 30, 2018
Bay Street Shoes will likely close in January, one of several retailers to exit Edina’s 50th & France hub since construction began on a luxury apart

Edina's 50th & France loses more retailers but gains some too

Edina's 50th & France loses more retailers but gains some too
Business
November 29, 2018
Target gives shoppers advance notice of its annual 10% off gift cards

Target gives shoppers advance notice of its annual 10% off gift cards

Target gives shoppers advance notice of its annual 10% off gift cards
Business
November 23, 2018
Target chief executive Brian Cornell is becoming non-executive chairman of Yum Brands.

Target CEO Brian Cornell is named non-executive chairman of Yum Brands

Brian Cornell has served since 2015 on the board of the restaurant company that runs KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.
Business
November 21, 2018
Sun Country announces a Black Friday fare sale: Thymes sale next week

Sun Country announces a Black Friday fare sale: Thymes sale next week

Sun Country announces a Black Friday fare sale: Thymes sale next week
Business
November 20, 2018
Thanksgiving dinner shopping list: Put these 5 supermarkets in order from lowest to highest price

Thanksgiving dinner shopping list: Put these 5 supermarkets in order from lowest to highest price

Shopping for Thanksgiving dinner: Put these 5 supermarkets in order from lowest to highest prices.
Business
November 19, 2018

Northeast Minneapolis losing another key retailer

Northeast Minneapolis losing another key retailer
Business
November 19, 2018
holiday shopping word cloud on a digital tablet with a cup of tea and cookie

Cyber Monday now a weeklong blitz of online deals from Target, others

E-commerce outpaced in-store sales last year by 20 percent in the days around Thanksgiving.
West Metro
November 16, 2018
Macy's MOA store gets upgraded to a 'top 50' store

Macy's MOA store gets upgraded to a 'top 50' store

Macy's MOA store gets upgraded to a "top 50" store
Business
November 16, 2018

eBay plays with first toy catalog

eBay has produced its first holiday toy book, loaded with five- and six-figure price tags on collectibles.
Business
November 12, 2018

Got Comcast's Triple Play? Here's a genuine reward--iPad6 for $120

Got Comcast's Triple Play? Here's a genuine reward--iPad6 for $120
Business
November 9, 2018
Aldi's Wine Advent Calendar fever skips Minnesota. Next? Advent cheese

Aldi's Wine Advent Calendar fever skips Minnesota. Next? Advent cheese

Aldi's underestimated (deliberately?) the demand for the wine calendar, and most customers left disappointed.
Business
November 7, 2018
$25 "Book of Mormon" lottery tickets through Nov. 18 at the Orpheum

$25 "Book of Mormon" lottery tickets through Nov. 18 at the Orpheum

$25 "Book of Mormon" lottery tickets through Nov. 18 at the Orpheum
Business
November 2, 2018
Six sales worth a look this weekend and next week

Six sales worth a look this weekend and next week

Six sales worth a look this weekend and next week
Business
November 2, 2018
Might be tough to recycle these boxes

Might be tough to recycle these boxes

Target injects color and design into a sea of boring shipping boxes
Business
November 2, 2018
Target launches early turkey price war — 59 cents per pound through Sat.

Target launches early turkey price war — 59 cents per pound through Sat.

Target launches early turkey price war--59 cents per pound through Sat.
Business
October 26, 2018
Sears starts its liquidation sale but with few takers

Sears starts its liquidation sale but with few takers

Sears starts its liquidation sale but with few takers
Business
October 25, 2018

Best Buy supports workers after Hurricane Florence

Retailer paying those who volunteer for community service in North Carolina, Florida.
Business
October 25, 2018
Steeple People thrift store, renamed Old School, is now open in Mpls

Steeple People thrift store, renamed Old School, is now open in Mpls

Steeple People thrift store, renamed Old School, is now open in Mpls
Business
October 19, 2018
Sears gift cards are displayed at a store in Hackensack, N.J., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, bucklin

What to do now if you're a Sears shopper with gift cards, extended warranties

What to do now if you're a Sears shopper with gift cards, extended warranties
Business
October 16, 2018
It took a while, but Target achieves long-elusive milestone: Vermont

It took a while, but Target achieves long-elusive milestone: Vermont

With the opening of a store this week in South Burlington, the retailer can claim a store in all 50 states.
Business
October 12, 2018
Three warehouse sales this week and next: Pottery Barn and Stroke/Heart's last sale

Three warehouse sales this week and next: Pottery Barn and Stroke/Heart's last sale

Three warehouse sales this week and next: Pottery Barn and Stroke/Heart's last sale