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Thanksgiving Trumps Black Friday for Deals

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Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.
An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

Mpls. Proposal would Allow Businesses to Stay Open Late Sometimes

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The city of Minneapolis is considering a proposal that would allow businesses to stay open past their legal hours for special events.

The proposal would allow businesses like bars and restaurants to stay open late up to 35 days a year.

Hennepin County Job Fair Hires for 'Holidays and Beyond'

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Those looking for holiday work can check out local job opportunities at the Hennepin County Job Fair on Tuesday.

More than 20 employers are hiring entry and mid-level seasonal positions for the holidays. Employers expected to be in attendance include UPS, Toys R Us, Macy’s, Target, FedEx and others.

After Year-Long Delay, Total Wine Opens in Bloomington

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It’s a long-awaited day for Total Wine & More. The massive wine store will finally open its fourth Minnesota location in Bloomington on Friday.

The store’s liquor license had been stalled for nearly a year after the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association raised concerns.

Bloomington City Council Approves 'Total Wine' Liquor License

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After nearly a year of battling for a liquor license, Total Wine & More was back before the Bloomington City Council on Monday night.

The liquor license was approved on a 5-2 vote without any conditions after three hours of discussion.

New Developer Reveals New Plans for Old Superior Plating in NE Mpls.

The first details and pictures of a proposed huge, new development in Northeast Minneapolis have been released.

It's at the former Superior Plating site along First Avenue NE and University.

As part of the deal, the developer had to hear from neighbors. Lennar met with them Wednesday.

Regional Meeting Discusses Progress, Plans for Former Ford Plant Site

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St. Paul city leaders on Monday gave an update on the progress and plans for the former Ford plant site.