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Business
September 27
Costco entices new members with $100 in freebies

Costco entices new members with $100 in freebies

The $60 membership offer from Groupon for $60 is worth $149.
Business
September 13
Sun Country announces one-day flash sale $19-$49 each-way from MSP to 6 cities

Sun Country announces one-day flash sale $19-$49 each-way from MSP to 6 cities

Fares are from MSP to Chicago, St. Louis, Philly, Providence, San Antonio and Sacramento
Business
September 13
First-ever warehouse sale for brides, crafters at Roseville floral-wholesaler

First-ever warehouse sale for brides, crafters at Roseville floral-wholesaler

The sale includes bouquet holders, floral paint, pedestals, silk flowers.
Business
September 12
After a year as an online-only brand, menswear retailer CircleRock opens brick-and-mortar location in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Upstart men's online brand CircleRock opens store in Linden Hills

The retailer is looking for iconic styles, including upscale tailored vests.
Business
September 6
Why is the St. Paul Walmart closing? Part of it has to do with Cub

Why is the St. Paul Walmart closing? Part of it has to do with Cub

Walmart couldn't sell fresh produce in a neighborhood where Cub, Target and Aldi could.
Business
September 3
Frontier airfare sale $25-$44 one-way from MSP to 7 cities

Frontier airfare sale $25-$44 one-way from MSP to 7 cities

Prices includes taxes and fees but not bags or seat assignments
Business
August 30
Restoration Hardware moving to Southdale, will open with rooftop restaurant

Restoration Hardware moving to Southdale, will open with rooftop restaurant

The RH Gallery store with a restaurant is one of only a handful in the country.
Business
August 29
Walmart has decided to close its St. Paul store near the intersection of Snelling Avenue and University Avenue.

Walmart to close its St. Paul store on University Avenue

The Walmart Supercenter in St. Paul's Midway will close on Sept. 20, and 333 workers will lose their jobs
Business
August 23
AmazonFresh grocery delivery is now available in Minneapolis.

AmazonFresh grocery delivery service rolls out to Minneapolis

The grocery delivery service is available to Amazon Prime members for an additional monthly fee
Business
August 14
The Hy-Vee supermarket is located at 16150 Pilot Knob Rd. in Lakeville, MN ] Isaac Hale ¥ isaac.hale@startribune.com A new Hy-Vee supermarket is set

Hy-Vee data breach may affect customers using its gas pumps, restaurants

Hy-Vee is still exploring the extent of the breach.
Business
August 9
Rosedale's basement now 'haunted' for Halloween

Rosedale's basement now 'haunted' for Halloween

Haunted Basement 2019 opens Oct. 3 with two preview shows in Sept.
Business
August 5
Amazon remains king of July sales blitz

Amazon remains king of July sales blitz

Amazon continues to flex e-commerce dominance during 'Black Friday in July.'
Business
July 30
Hy-Vee selling clothes again in Twin Cities, dropping one big brand for another

Hy-Vee selling clothes again in Twin Cities, dropping one big brand for another

Seven of 10 Twin Cities' Hy-Vees will stock Joe Fresh.
Business
July 25
Salvation Army adding another store in Twin Cities, its first in 3 years

Salvation Army adding another store in Twin Cities, its first in 3 years

Salvation Army is one the few charities that still offers free home pickup of donations.
Business
July 18
Prime Day buyer's remorse? All Kohl's stores accept Amazon returns now

Prime Day buyer's remorse? All Kohl's stores accept Amazon returns now

Kohl's will accept most Amazon returns with online authorization.
Business
July 16
Target has hired Hari Govind from Facebook to lead IT.

Target hires Facebook exec to lead IT operations

The move comes as technology becomes increasingly vital to retail operations.
Business
July 12
Best Buy's Julie Gilbert, shown in 2007. Gilbert created the Women’s Leadership Forum in 2003 to help women inside the company network with one anot

Best Buy ranked among top workplaces for women by Forbes

The company once described as "by guys, for guys" has a female CEO and is led by women in every business division.
Business
July 12
Pharmacies at Lunds & Byerlys to close next week

Pharmacies at Lunds & Byerlys to close next week

The company said it no longer could absorb "significant losses"; 27 pharmacy managers and staff pharmacists will lose their jobs.
Business
June 27
Famous Dave's new marketing boss brings cred from Dairy Queen, Buffalo Wild Wings

Famous Dave's new marketing boss brings cred from Dairy Queen, Buffalo Wild Wings

He'll focus on delivering a consistent brand message for the chain.
Business
June 26
Amazon announces Prime Day 2019; competitors swarm (even eBay, Target)

Amazon announces Prime Day 2019; competitors swarm (even eBay, Target)

Amazon has expanded the event over two days, July 15-16, this year with a promised 1 million deals.
Business
June 19
Best Buy can now fix your broken Apple products

Best Buy can now fix your broken Apple products

Nearly 7,600 Geek Squad staff have been certified by Apple to make repairs.
Business
June 19
Customers wait on a long check out line at a Target store in San Francisco on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Target CEO Cornell apologizes to customers for weekend glitches

CEO Brian Cornell called it a "tough weekend" and "really disappointing to our guests" when cash registers went down on Saturday, followed by a credit card glitch Sunday.
Local
June 14
New Prince store at MSP airport reels in fandom

New Prince store at MSP airport reels in fandom

First of its kind store opened quietly on Monday for a two-year run.
Business
June 14
Famous Dave's converting Uptown location to smaller counter-service model

Famous Dave's converting Uptown location to smaller counter-service model

The Uptown Famous Dave's will lose seating in the conversion.
Business
June 11
Sex & the City's Sarah Jessica Parker will be at her MOA store Sunday

Sex & the City's Sarah Jessica Parker will be at her MOA store Sunday

Sarah Jessica Parker's SJP boutique is now open at Mall of America