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As the Black Friday dust settles, retailers win big through online shoppers

There was little sign of the frenzied scenes seen elsewhere on Black Friday, but Twin Cities retailers still reported huge sales on the biggest shopping day of the year. With many retailers...

November 29, 2014

Move over beer, cider is the latest craft craze to sweep Minnesota

For years now the craft beer movement has been growing, but now its quieter cousin is starting to make some noise. The Star Tribune reports that Minnesota is in the midst of a “new wave”...

November 29, 2014

Best Buy, worst timing: Website crashes a second time on Black Friday

Shoppers who clicked on to Best Buy’s website on Friday morning and again Friday evening got an apology rather than access to the site. The website was down for about 40 minutes and was...

November 28, 2014

Hungry vegan fans raise $50,000 for first meatless butcher shop in Twin Cities

There is serious appetite for a vegan butcher in the Twin Cities. A Kickstarter campaign launched by siblings Kale and Aubry Walch has reached the $50,000 goal they say will help them open the...

November 25, 2014

Sunday sales

In Latest Push For Sunday Liquor Sales In Minnesota, A New Strategy

The latest effort to peel back the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales will focus on passing legislation that would allow local governments to decide if stores can sell booze on Sunday.

November 25, 2014

Minnesota attorney general: Savers thrift stores misleading the public

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson accused the for-profit thrift store chain Savers of misleading the public about how it manages donations for Minnesota nonprofit groups. Swanson issued the...

November 25, 2014

Clever cocktails land Minneapolis spot Coup d'etat on list of nation's top new bars

Thirsty? Then head to Coup d’etat in Minneapolis. According to Thrillist, patrons at the newish bar and restaurant located in Uptown will do a lot more than merely wet their whistle when they...

November 24, 2014

Get a job: Competition running high for holiday hiring

The all-important holiday shopping season is ramping up, and so is hiring for retailers, who typically expect to make a significant portion of their profits during the fourth quarter of the year...

November 24, 2014

Drinking invasive species now available in this local brew

Milfoil Lakehouse Saison. Invasive, yet exotic. On tap today in taproom. #milfoilbeer #offshoreseries pic.twitter.com/xQii6FRc79 — Excelsior Brewing (@excelsiorbrew) November 22, 2014 A new...

November 22, 2014

St. Paul's Wal-Mart workers plan to join nationwide pay protest on Black Friday

It’s another year and another demonstration from employees of Wal-Mart in St. Paul, who are planning to protest outside their store on Black Friday. Protest group OUR Walmart has said the...

November 21, 2014

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