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Business
November 27
Twin Cities home improvement stores offer 50% off storewide on Black Friday

Twin Cities home improvement stores offer 50% off storewide on Black Friday

Only a recent, large shipment of hand tools already discounted 60% is exempted from the additional discount.
Business
November 27
Out of town for Thanksgiving? App clears drive, sidewalks when you're gone.

Out of town for Thanksgiving? App clears drive, sidewalks when you're gone.

Out of town for Thanksgiving? Use an app to clear your drive, sidewalks while you're gone. These apps clear driveway, sidewalk snow until you return after Thanksgiving
Business
November 22
It's a good sale weekend at Thymes, MCAD art, Eversharp Knives

It's a good sale weekend at Thymes, MCAD art, Eversharp Knives

Smaller, local businesses offer great sales before Black Friday hits.
Business
November 14
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Six things you need to know about your HomeSmart, Service Plus appliance contract

Consumers can also find reputable repair shops through the nonprofit Checkbook.
Business
November 8
Holiday Boutique takes over U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend

Holiday Boutique takes over U.S. Bank Stadium this weekend

Discounted tickets are available after 5 p.m.
Business
October 31
Cub changed its policy on guns and e-cigs. What about other Twin Cities grocers?

Cub changed its policy on guns and e-cigs. What about other Twin Cities grocers?

Representatives from local supermarket chains sent the following responses via e-mail.
Business
October 25
Gander Outdoors, Pier 1, Forever 21 headed to bankruptcy? Use gift cards now

Gander Outdoors, Pier 1, Forever 21 headed to bankruptcy? Use gift cards now

Retailers and restaurants shut their doors with little notice, leaving gift card holders hanging.
Business
October 17
After a spate of closings, a new retail collective opens on Grand Avenue

After a spate of closings, a new retail collective opens on Grand Avenue

The stores-within-a-store will be open through the holidays
Business
October 17

Twin Cities wholesaler offers rare sale on Cambria, flooring, cabinets

Cambria never went on sale, until now.
Business
October 11
Weekend snow? A great time for patio furniture bargains in Twin Cities

Weekend snow? A great time for patio furniture bargains in Twin Cities

Wholesale prices expected to rise 30% next spring due to tariffs.
Business
October 4
Target has opened a new store in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Why has Target cut back on the amount of red in its stores?

Joe Perdew, who leads Target's store design team, gives the skinny on how the retailer makes store design decisions.
Business
October 2
Forever 21 store in New York City.

Forever 21's location at Mall of America on list to close

In bankruptcy filings, the MOA store is listed among 180 possible locations but fate could depend on renegotiating lease terms.
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.