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Saks Off 5th, the outlet store of the Saks Fifth Avenue, is reopening Thursday in downtown Minneapolis, just across the street from a location it…
Are we in the middle class wearing blinders about retirement? We’re told that more than 60 percent of Americans have less than $25,000 saved for…
After almost 30 years, the Maggie and Mary's line is close to an overnight success with help from QVC and Sam's Club.
Schussler Creative is expanding its Boathouse restaurant to China after a successful year in Orlando's Disney Springs.
As Hubert White menswear turns 100, its longevity can be traced to staff, luck and a willingness to expand beyond suits and ties.
At Saturday's event, consumers can meet with six vendors and compare their contracts.
The vast majority of loyalty programs are free to consumers, but Restoration Hardware home furnishings stores recently joined a growing number of retailers to start charging a fee to get the rewards of shopping loyalty.
The warehouse retailer will then make the full switch to Citigroup Visa.
He designed homes that aimed to enhance residents' well-being
Sports fans — the group of consumers least likely to be cord cutters — just got a new temptation to drop cable or satellite TV.
When luxury retailers sell a simple gray T-shirt for about $100, it boggles the mind that it imitates Aldi and refuses to have store phone numbers.
The 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show has a roomful of electric vehicles, supplanting past years' Green Room.
Opitz Outlet, the popular Twin Cities discount boutique for designer clothing, is setting up shop in Minneapolis.An Annex store, similar to the one in St.…
The discount grocer said a test run in Minnesota was a hit.
Craft sodas have flourished in the rise of local and "craft" products, from beers to chocolates and other foods.
The Davenport, Iowa-based department store will occupy a two-story, 140,000-square-foot expansion space at the mall, Pat Trudgeon, Roseville city manager, said Wednesday.
Many World War II veterans kept silent about their experience. Lynn Elling used the horrors he witnessed in war to try to end future ones.…
What's spring break without the enticement of a time-share? Should you take the bait and get a freebie in exchange for four hours of your vacation?
When scientists last September heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, they did it with a high-performance cluster of computers designed and built by Nor-Tech
The St. Louis Park company offers itemized packages to end sticker shock.
On Monday, all Chipotle restaurants are closing until midafternoon, missing the lunchtime rush, for employees to receive health and food safety training after customers in Minnesota and elsewhere.
The Texas retailer opens a location in Burnsville with plenty of fanfare and more than 3,000 accent pillows.
Best Buy joins Hennepin County and Carver County and many other government recycling agencies across the country that now charge nominal fees for disposal.
The restaurant kept most of its features but lost water elements as it starts fresh
When I attempted to become a financial planner years ago, I realized that a successful adviser has to be a good salesperson first and an educator and adviser second.
He spent his early career in the family business before buying Harold department store.
With prices far below their peak, no one is rushing to get cash for old jewelry.
WSI Sports in Eagan will supply layers for Sunday's subzero temps.
Outdoors retailers have struggled to sell cold-weather gear so far
As procrastination reigns, Super Saturday could eclipse Black Friday.
There’s good news for consumers this holiday season. The chances of getting many happy returns after Christmas have improved a bit. According to the annual…
Target Corp. and CVS Health Corp. announced Wednesday the completion of CVS' acquisition of Target's pharmacy and clinic businesses for $1.9 billion.
Last-minute holiday shoppers won't find "Made in Minnesota" on a gift card they snap up in the next few days, but chances are it was.
Retailer could join the growing list if it isn't given the OK to raise its ceilings.
The company is holding the first of what will likely become an annual warehouse sale on Saturday.
Site crashes aside, Cyber Monday's likely $3B in sales underscored retail's evolution.
There were no “doorbuster deals” and no one busting down the door at the Patina lifestyle store in south Minneapolis on the morning of Black…
Families making retail stops an annual tradition as officials say Thanksgiving sales were promising.
For 13 years, Magers & Quinn has opened on Thanksgiving, but now it has critics
Time waits for no one, including a spiritualist philosopher who studied the afterlife extensively. Carl Weschcke told many friends he expected to live to age…
Rainbow is out. Hy-Vee is in. The Twin Cities supermarket scene is the most competitive it's been in a decade.
Charities are generating more revenue by accepting the salvageable stuff they used to refuse.
Hanging holiday lights in this unseasonably warm weather? Many people toss burned-out or tangled strings in the trash before they buy more. But now holiday lights can be recycled once the twinkle is gone. Here's how.
Deer hunters won’t be the only ones chasing big bucks this weekend during the firearm deer season opener. Shopping malls and outlet centers, casinos and…
Confession: One of the main reasons that I sold my single-family house several years ago was to avoid raking and cleaning out the gutters. That…
Last week's event gave attendees practical tips on 401(k) investment choices and more.
Target Corp., the first major credit card issuer to opt for a chip-embedded card that requires users to enter a four-digit code instead a signature, is in the process of mailing out new Redcards.
Company CEO and investment firm are buying dealerships. They do not plan to make any material changes to the staffing, management or dealerships.
They filled key vacant spaces as the downtown Minneapolis pedestrian mall undergoes remodeling.
Mills Fleet Farm, the Brainerd-based chain of giant stores of farm, hunting and home supplies that dot small towns and suburbs in the Upper Midwest, is for sale.
A year after the Twin Cities became home to two outlets, both are thriving
The Galleria in Edina just boosted its star quality. The newest retailer to open in the high-end specialty mall is Sundance, an apparel, accessories and…
Sun Country Airlines' last flight between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Chicago Midway is Sept. 28.
The Minnetonka City Council rejection of Target Corp.'s application for a liquor store has sent the company back to the drawing board and raised questions about the prospects for another national retailer, Total Wine & More, to enter the suburb.
The latest effort by the nation's airlines — led by Delta — to lower the value of frequent-flier miles is this: More will be needed to get on a flight that's popular.
Sporting goods store that sat next to old Metrodome is moving.
Six weeks before Bernie Barnett died, he told his wife, Barb O’Neal, that he wanted to write a bucket list. Considering that her 88-year-old husband…
Faribault's revitalized mill marks its anniversary Saturday
The grand opening of Hobby Lobby in Maple Grove on Monday will mark the eighth Minnesota location for the crafts and home decor retailer, which…
Retailer, Dave & Busters help fuel mall's rebound.
From the beginning, the founders of Blu Dot wanted to make modern furniture at a reasonable price. “Design what you can actually afford,” said Chief…
On the northwest edge of the metro, a cineplex unlike any other has reopened
Entrepreneurs see a market in downsizing boomers, nesting millennials
Blu Dot, the Minneapolis-based manufacturer of modern furniture, said Thursday that its new outlet store will open July 18.The store will sell closeouts, samples and…
The Dayton brothers have attracted Warby Parker to their fashion outpost in the North Loop.
In an unfolding price war the cost of wine and spirits has plunged, and while a few sellers have closed, others have fiercely fought back, taking advantage of Minnesota's quirky liquor laws.
Shareholders voted for directors despite criticism from major investor.
Yoxo building sets with chipboard cutouts of "X," "Y," and "O" have a retro-chic appeal. And when kids are done playing with them, they can recycle them.
The spotlight coming with the partnership with the world renowned auction house energizes artists and art enthusiasts.
Many consumers get ripped off by door-to-door contractors out of "convenience."
As Kathy Daniewicz looked at photos of Sister Marie Thérèse Conaty to use on her funeral bulletin, she noticed all of them had something in…
The outdoor mall delivers a Disney experience, plus a touch of Minnesota, but without hefty admission and parking fees.
Americans dropped cable and satellite TV subscriptions at the fastest rate ever during the first three months of the year, new data showed last week, as viewing habits get shaken up in a manner last seen during the emergence of cable four decades ago.
Golden Valley-based Schussler Creative purchased licensing rights to the song and plans to open a themed restaurant.
Macy's fashion show that raised millions to fight children's cancer won't return.
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