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No muss, no fuss: Lawmakers bid for total repeal of Sunday booze ban

No compromises, no half-measures, lawmakers have bid once again for the complete removal of the Sunday liquor sales ban in Minnesota. There had been talk of a softly-softly approach that slowly...

January 23, 2015

Why One Of The Most Popular Arguments Against Sunday Liquor Sales Is Bunk

A study of sales figures in Washington state concluded that being open on Sunday actually increased sales — far in excess of any additional staffing costs.

January 23, 2015

The original Famous Dave's won't open a temporary location after all

The original Famous Dave’s location – which burned down in November – will not be moving into a temporary location as it had planned. An assistant to the Hayward, Wisconsin, restaurant’...

January 22, 2015

At the Eagan outlet mall, shoplifting and alarms are keeping police busy

The Eagan police department has been stretched thin since the Twin Cities Premium Outlets opened over the summer. They’ve responded to a total of 630 calls there in the past five months – 103...

January 21, 2015

Target debuts its first plus-size fashion line – with help from a vocal critic

Target has revealed its first fashion line for plus-size customers – and has enlisted some of the company’s fiercest critics to launch it. The Minneapolis-based retail giant announced the...

January 21, 2015

Strike up the band: The historic Band Box Diner gets enough money to stay open

It looks like a historic Minneapolis diner will continue to flip burgers after a last-ditch attempt to stay open. The Band Box Diner raised over $5,000 on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe in just...

January 21, 2015

How Faribault Woolen Mill Revived A 150-Year-Old Brand

The once struggling manufacturer has re-emerged as a high-end lifestyle choice.

January 20, 2015

Why The Grocery Business Is Now Retail's Hottest Niche

Why does everyone want a seat at the low-margin grocery table?

January 20, 2015

Missing Anchor A Drag For Mall Of America

Substantially empty for almost three years, the old Bloomingdale’s space shows the challenges malls face as department stores founder.

January 20, 2015

Competitive Edge: Ellis Drum Shop

Specializing helps this niche retailer compete with big-box instrument stores.

January 20, 2015

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