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December 2, 2019
Cyber Monday deals from Twin Cities retailers from Haskell's to Target

Cyber Monday deals from Twin Cities retailers from Haskell's to Target

Locals having deal include Essence One, Sol Oranics, Buca, Haskell's, and Pranko.
Business
November 29, 2019
Costco's website outages on Thanksgiving continue into Black Friday

Costco's website outages on Thanksgiving continue into Black Friday

The warehouse retailer is honoring Thanksgiving Day-only specials on Friday, but outages persist.
Business
November 27, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

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

Cambria never went on sale, until now.
Business
October 11, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.